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Three men indicted in Texas for alleged $14.5M health care fraud scheme
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Three men indicted in Texas for alleged $14.5M health care fraud scheme

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Three men were indicted in Texas on charges related to a $14.5 million health care fraud scheme. Kuba Zarobkiewicz, 35, of San Antonio, Anthony Fermin, 32, of Boca Raton, Florida, and Farrukh Mirza, 39, of Richmond, Texas were charged with  22 counts related to health care fraud, identity theft and kickbacks, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. According to court documents, Zarobkiewicz and Fermin own various medical equipment companies and pharmacies involved in a scheme to defraud Medicare. Their role in the scheme was to pay kickbacks to telemarketing firms owned and operated by Mirza in exchange for signed doctor’s orders issued for unnecessary hip, knee and back braces, federal prosecutors allege. The three were charged in...