This article appropriately belongs under the “Will we NEVER learn?” heading . . .
Two Houston-area, married physicians who are already in prison for massive health care fraud, have been ordered to repay the stunning amount of almost $38,000,000.
In U.S. District Court, Judge David Hittner ordered Arun and Kiran Sharma to return $37,700,000.
The couple, who operated their Allergy, Asthma, Arthritis Pain Center clinics in the cities of Baytown and Webster, admitted they routinely defrauded Medicare, Medicaid and other insurance providers for years, by charging them for procedures that were never done.
Arun Sharma was sentenced in 2011 to 15 years in federal prison.
His wife Kiran Sharma was sentenced to eight years.
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In keeping with their status as Third World Assassins, These two doctors emigrated to the United States from India after graduating from that country’s Government Medical College in Jabalpur.
As literally thousands of other foreign-born physicians have discovered, the U.S. healthcare system is appallingly simple to rob. It is our guess that had this particular pair of lab coat thieves not grown quite so brazen, they likely would never have been caught.