How to spot health care fraud and abuse in the U.S.
Health care fraud, abuse and fraud charges against former President Barack Obama are piling up in federal court, and now the Justice Department is urging federal prosecutors to seek an indictment in the case, according to people familiar with the matter.
The charges in the lawsuit allege that Obama, in 2011, “engaged in a scheme to defraud and misappropriate millions of dollars” from a Texas hospital by fraudulently obtaining the name of a beneficiary and falsely claiming that the hospital had the necessary licenses, according the suit.
The suit says Obama, who left office in 2017, has been charged with five counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, two counts of money laundering, two violations of the False Claims Act, two conspiracy counts, two financial crimes and two counts each of obstruction of justice and making false statements to the government.
The suit was filed by the Institute for Justice in New Orleans.
A spokeswoman for the U to respond to the allegations didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
The U. S. attorney’s office in New York did not immediately respond Wednesday to a message seeking comment.
Federal prosecutors in Texas, whose district includes Austin, declined to comment on the lawsuit.
Fraud allegations against Obama are unprecedented and include allegations of fraud that he himself committed in Illinois and Washington state, the suit said.
In his final year in office, Obama oversaw an unprecedented infusion of funds from the U and other international donors to his former health care providers, including Kaiser Permanente, which he left in 2012, according a review by the National Institute of Health, which oversees the U’s health care system.
After Obama left office, U.s. health care institutions were accused of mismanaging Medicaid, Medicare and Medicaid programs.
The agency later agreed to a $3.7 billion settlement with the states and counties of Washington, Maryland and Virginia over the fraud.
Obama has said that he took responsibility for the actions of his former employer and has vowed to fully cooperate with investigations.