The former CEO of Mobile Doctors, a company that provided in-home treatments across several states, has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for his role in conducting a scheme that bilked Medicare and cost taxpayers nearly $2 million.
Dike Ajiri, the former CEO, was arrested in 2013 during an investigation into the Chicago area company, and later admitted to the wrongdoing. Under the scheme, Ajiri and his employees changed patient records to indicate more serious conditions than they actually had, or led to extended treatment times that were unnecessary.
Ajiri pleaded guilty to the charges, which ultimately led to false claims amounting to more than $1.8 million. He was ordered to pay restitution of $1.78 million to the Medicare Trust Fund, and an additional $78,000 to the Retirement Railroad Board. Under the terms of his sentencing, he also is subject to three years of supervised release upon release from prison, according to court documents.
Former Mobile Doctors employee Banio Koromo, a physician who worked for the company since 2007, was also tried in the case. He was convicted of two counts of healthcare fraud in January.
Written by Elizabeth Ecker