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Two plead guilty in pharmacy fraud scheme with Harford ties
Two plead guilty in pharmacy fraud scheme with Harford ties

Two of three men implicated in an alleged pharmacy fraud scheme that had connections to Harford County pleaded guilty to federal charges this week, according to prosecutors, who earlier said the U.S. government was bilked out of at least $2.6 million in Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements. Vipinkumar Patel, 30, of Edgewood, and Jigar Patel, 27, of Columbia, each pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Baltimore to making false statements relating to health care matters in connection with a scheme to defraud Medicaid, Medicare and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program by submitting false claims for prescription refills, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for...

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