It was one year ago that an Indian doctor, who operated a medical clinic on Chicago’s south side, was found guilty of Health Care Fraud and sentenced to 30 months in federal prison.
Doctor Jaswinder Rai Chhibber, age 50, was convicted in a Chicago U.S. District Court in March, 2012, of defrauding BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois. The jury found him guilty of repeatedly submitting false insurance claims for tests and procedures that were not medically necessary. The prosecutors were able to prove that Chhibber routinely lied by generating false diagnostic codes, in his illegal efforts to justify the scam.
Chhibber, who specialized in internal medicine, was found guilty of five counts of healthcare fraud and four counts of lying in court during the seven-day trial.
According to court records, the physician operated his scheme from January, 2007 through July, 2010.
U.S. federal agents raided his office, the former Cottage Grove Community Medical Clinic, located at 642 East 79th Street in Chicago, after two undercover agents posed as patients.
The investigation of this criminal doctor was carried-out by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, part of the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT). HEAT is a joint operation between the U.S. Department of Justice and Health & Human Services to combat medical fraud nationwide.
Medical Miscreants thanks Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joel Hammerman and Samuel B. Cole for their efforts in this case.
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In keeping with his Third World Assassin status, Jaswinder Rai Chhibber, MD graduated from the Indian Government Medical College Maharishi Dayanand University in 1985. As thousands of foreign doctors do, Chhibber immigrated to the U.S. as a young physician and found that wealth-building – by plundering the American medical system – was extraordinarily easy. Had he not succumbed to over-the-top greed, he might never have been caught.
And – and this is a BIG and – after he is released from prison, the foreign-born criminal who was welcomed to the U.S. with his medical degree and chose to steal from the country who offered him a life of luxury – will not be deported.
The United States does not deport criminal doctors.
In fact, he will move to another state and quietly be issued another medical license by another state medical board.
Because in the United States, when it comes to hiding bad doctors, our government agencies and hospitals are very, VERY good at it.
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