CALIFORNIA RESIDENT SENTENCED IN HEALTH CARE FRAUD INVESTIGATION
Chanh Van Le, aka Kevin Le, a resident of Chino, California, was sentenced on November 22, 2021, in United States District Court, Central District of California, to eight months in prison, three years’ probation, and was ordered to pay $1,150,000 in joint restitution. Kevin Le previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States. Our investigation found that Kevin Le opened bank accounts for Thu Van Le, a.k.a. Tony Le, a California pharmacist, and allowed Tony Le to deposit funds into the accounts knowing they were proceeds from reimbursements paid by Tricare for medically unnecessary compounded medications. Tony Le was previously sentenced to 70 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $10,982,759 to Tricare and $768,488 to Amtrak’s health care benefit plan. Tony Le’s pharmacy submitted more than $13 million in fraudulent claims for unnecessary compounded medications, of which $929,000 was billed to Amtrak’s health care benefit plans.