Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Mafia's New Enterprise: Medicare Fraud

It sure beats selling drugs, loan sharking, or running an illegal sports book.

A Medicare scammer could easily net at least $25,000 a day while risking a relatively modest 10 years in prison if convicted on a single count. A cocaine dealer could take weeks to make that amount while risking up to life in prison.

"Building a Medicare fraud scam is far safer than dealing in crack or dealing in stolen cars, and it's far more lucrative," said Lewis Morris, lead attorney at the Department of Health and Human Services' inspector general's office.

Wow $25,000 a day if way better (and less dangerous) than just about any criminal enterprise that I can think of. I guess this will be Tony Soprano's new line of work. Medicare Supplier sounds much better then Garbage Union Representative any day.

Medicare Fraud? Fuggedaboutit!

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