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Russian-Americans Indicted In Massive Health Care Fraud Scheme

A group of Russian-Americans have been arrested and indicted in connection with a massive $279 million health-care fraud scheme.

The indictment, unsealed in a Manhattan court room, identifies 36 people in total, including "eight members and associates of a criminal organization consisting primarily of individuals of Russian descent" who are accused of owning and operating fraudulent medical clinics.

The indictment charges that they paid doctors to use their licenses, through which the clinics billed private insurers for bogus medical treatments.

Charges in the case also include racketeering and money laundering.