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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Evening Sun Staff | June 25, 1991
A 43-year-old Pikesville internist who prosecutors said traded drugs for sex in his office, and who later had his medical license revoked, has been ordered to pay $358,000 in fines, restitution and costs for bilking Medicaid for the "office visits," the state attorney's general office said.The fine is the largest amount a single doctor has agreed to pay the Maryland Medical Assistance Program in the 12-year history of the attorney general's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, prosecutors said.Dr.
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF | September 28, 1996
A Potomac psychiatrist who billed Medicaid for hours of therapy he didn't provide pleaded guilty yesterday to Medicaid fraud, agreeing to serve a three-month sentence and pay nearly $300,000 to the Medicaid program.Manouchehr Sadri, 53, who practiced principally in Prince George's County, claimed to Medicaid and insurance companies that he had conducted more 50-minute sessions than there are hours in the day, according to a memorandum submitted by the Medicaid fraud control unit of the Maryland Attorney General's office.
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April 13, 2010
The General Assembly considered hundreds of bills during its 90-day session, and adopted only a fraction. Here's a sample of what got accomplished, and what didn't: Baby bottles Lawamkers approved a ban on the chemical bisphenol-A from use in baby bottles and infan' cups passed its final hurdle in the General Assembly on Thursday. The prohibition would taking effect in 2012, making Maryland the fourth state to ban the chemical linked to developmental problems in young children, reproductive troubles in women and other diseases.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 1, 2001
An Ellicott City pediatrician has been charged with providing $100,000 worth of medically unnecessary services to his patients and then billing the state Medicaid program, the Maryland attorney general's office said yesterday. Dr. Alfredo J. Herrera, 54, was charged Tuesday in Howard County Circuit Court with one count of Medicaid fraud, the attorney general's office said.
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By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,SUN STAFF | February 9, 1996
A Laurel pharmacist pleaded guilty in Prince George's County Circuit Court yesterday to trading controlled dangerous substances for sexual favors at his Laurel pharmacy, the state attorney general's office said.The plea by Yasin M. Hussain, 33, of the 11600 block of Sun Circle Way in Columbia's Hickory Ridge village stems from investigations in the past year of his Laurel Park Pharmacy by the attorney general's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.Mr. Hussain has been free on more than $1 million bond in related court cases, including charges of mail fraud involving 11 private health insurers in Baltimore and Prince George's County, said Carolyn J. McElroy, director of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
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October 19, 1992
A Shady Side woman was charged with fraud and receiving drugs from forged prescriptions after she allegedly victimized several Annapolis-area pharmacies, county police reported.Investigators said Tina Marie McDaniel, 31, of the 1100 block of Oak St., was first arrested Sept. 4 and charged with receiving painkillers Percoset and Tyloz with forged prescriptions.On Wednesday, she was arrested again and charged with Medicaid fraud. Investigators said Ms. McDaniel passed 38 forged prescriptions between Nov. 14, 1991, and Aug. 18, 1992.
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May 29, 2003
A nursing assistant has been charged with elder abuse and assault after allegedly striking an 84-year-old resident of Longview Nursing Home in Manchester, the state attorney general's office announced yesterday. Sue Allen Head, 34, of Ortanna, Pa., who was charged May 20, was assigned to care for the woman, who could not communicate and suffered from end-stage dementia and multiple medical problems, the attorney general's office said. On Oct. 31, Head struck the patient with such force that the blow left a mark, and an eyewitness reported hearing the assault from across the room, according to the attorney general's office.
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January 23, 2007
Man sought since '05 arrested in fatal shooting of man A man wanted for nearly two years in the shooting death of a White Marsh man has been arrested, the FBI said yesterday. Duane Latoye Geiger, 33, was arrested in the March 2, 2005, death of Ralph Amadi, 49, who was found lying face-down in front of his home on Queensberry Road with a gunshot wound to the back of his head, authorities said. Amadi owned a small business and might have been targeted for a robbery when he was shot, authorities said.
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By Robert Guy Matthews and Robert Guy Matthews,Sun Staff Writer | December 14, 1994
A Baltimore County Circuit judge sentenced a clinical laboratory owner to five years in prison yesterday for bilking Medicaid and health insurers out of more than $100,000 by performing almost 9,000 unneeded blood tests.Tasaduq S. Husain, 43, owner of the now-defunct Tyco Clinical Laboratories Inc. in Catonsville, was found guilty of 10 counts of felony theft, two counts of felony Medicaid fraud and one count of violating quality assurance codes.Assistant Attorney General Carolyn McElroy said Husain performed more than 8,800 unauthorized ferritin and thyroxine tests -- which measure iron and thyroid functions -- on about 4,000 patients from 1991 to 1993.
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By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | June 4, 1997
A Howard County drug treatment clinic admitted yesterday that it bilked $95,000 from the Medicaid program by inflating hours spent with patients and billing for office visits that never happened.Graham-Melvin Associates Inc., which operates clinics in Columbia and Baltimore, pleaded guilty to one count of Medicaid fraud in Howard Circuit Court yesterday.Judge Dennis M. Sweeney ordered the company to pay the maximum $10,000 fine and $290,000 in restitution -- three times the amount it stole from public coffers, according to officials in the state attorney general's office.
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