3 plead guilty in $13M Medicare fraud scheme

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The owners and supervisor of a defunct Los Angeles ambulance company have pleaded guilty in connection with a $13 million Medicare billing fraud.

Alex Kapri, Aleksey Muratov and Danielle Medina pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. They now face up to 10 years in prison.

The three ran Alpha Ambulance Inc., which specialized in transporting people eligible for Medicare, primarily dialysis patients.

Authorities say they transported patients when it wasn't medically necessary and submitted false paperwork and claims to Medicare.
 

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