Top Dem Donor Added to Most Wanted Fugitives List for Medicare and Medicaid Fraud

As if the Democrats aren’t plagued with enough woes at the hands of a medical based controversy, i.e. Obamacare, the Washington Free Beacon reports today that a top Democrat donor was recently placed on the ‘most wanted fugitives’ list by the Department of Health and Human Services. He is accused of fraudulently billing Medicare and the California Medicaid office, Medi-Cal over $150,000. This billing was done for patient visits that simply never happened.

Dr. Yousef Kurdy, who donated over $12000 to the DNC as well as $500 to the re-election of Barbara Boxer and $2,000 to the Obama campaign in 2008, faces a multitude of fraud charges. 

Dr. Yousef Kurdy owned and operated a California business called the Broadway Medical Center. He was arrested on charges of fraud, aggravated identity theft, aiding and abetting, criminal forfeiture, tax evasion, and violations of anti-kickback laws in January of 2012.

According to investigators, Kurdy fraudulently billed Medicare and Medi-Cal, California’s state Medicaid agency, over $150,000 for fictional patient visits.

“Investigators believe that Kurdy billed for office visits on dates that he was out of town, was attending continuing medical education classes, the patients were out of town, or the patients were deceased,” HHS inspector general said.

Kurdy also allegedly received kickbacks for referring patients with fraudulent prescriptions to area pharmacies, resulting in an additional $1 million in fraudulent Medicare and Medi-Cal billings.

Kurdy indicated that he would turn himself in after authorities issued a warrant for his arrest in January 2012.

[Continue reading at Washington Free Beacon.]

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