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Calif. man gets prison in Medicare fraud plot


NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A California man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for his role in a scheme to fraudulently bill Medicare and Medicaid more than $21 million for medical tests at New Orleans area clinics.

U.S. District Judge Lance Africk on Friday sentenced 50-year-old Jerayr Rostamian, of Northridge, Calif., to 40 months in prison and ordered him to pay a $250,000 fine. Africk also ordered the company Rostamian owned, Med-Tech Technologies Inc., to pay more than $3.7 million in restitution.

Rostamian pleaded guilty to illegally structuring a series of monetary transactions.
Prosecutors say the medical clinics involved in the scheme recruited patients to undergo tests that weren't performed or weren't medically necessary in exchange for drug prescriptions.

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