- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 33-year-old Los Angeles man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for masterminding a $20 million drug scheme to defraud Medicare and Medi-Cal.

The Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/1KhTPAy ) that during sentencing on Monday, the judge called Artak Ovsepian’s actions “despicable.”

Federal prosecutors said Ovsepian used a sham Glendale medical clinic to acquire expensive anti-psychotic drugs with bogus prescriptions. He then re-billed the government for the medications over and over.

He was found guilty last year of charges including conspiracy to commit health care fraud, aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to mis-brand pharmaceutical drugs.

The Tujunga resident is among 16 people who have been convicted in relation to the scheme run out of Manor Medical Imaging in Glendale.

Ovsepian’s attorney could not be reached for comment.

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Information from: (Los Angeles) Daily News, https://www.dailynews.com


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