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Texas Cardiology Center Owner Sentenced for Medicare Fraud

August 24, 2009

According to a DoJ press release, Dr. Fabian Aurignac — owner of Cardiology Care Center in Mcallen, Texas — has been sentenced to 57 months in prison plus three years supervised release for committing more than $1 million in Health Care Fraud:

while vacationing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aurignac billed approximately $900,000 to Medicare and Medicaid for cardiac services he never performed and received approximately $260,000 in payments from Medicare/Medicaid for cardiac services that were either not performed or performed by unsupervised, unqualified personnel.

Aurignac pled guilty and has already forfeited $1.1 million that he recieved from his false claims.

To report Medicare fraud, contact Frohsin & Barger.

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