- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - State authorities have dropped health care fraud charges against a northeastern Pennsylvania businessman and five of his relatives.

The (Scranton) Times-Tribune (https://bit.ly/2hB5jaD ) reports that the attorney general’s office said Monday that there was insufficient evidence to proceed against Scranton businessman Bob Bolus Sr. and the others.

Prosecutors had alleged in June 2014 based on a statewide grand jury investigation that the defendants defrauded Geisinger Health Plan by listing family members who didn’t work for them as employees to get coverage and also made medical and pharmacy claims.

Bolus told the paper that the charges were part of a vendetta against him and should never have been brought. He said he had been unable to get insurance for his companies and lost business and key employees because of the charges.

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Information from: The Times-Tribune, https://thetimes-tribune.com/


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