MEDICAL MARKETER SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS’ PROBATION IN HEALTH CARE FRAUD SCHEME
Irena Shut, a medical marketer based in Los Angeles, California, was sentenced in United States District Court, Central District of California, on October 5, 2020, to two years’ probation for conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Our investigation found that Shut was paid commissions for facilitating the referral of prescriptions for medically unnecessary compounded drugs and other items reimbursed by health care benefit programs. As a result of the scheme, Amtrak’s insurance providers were fraudulently charged approximately $22,000. Criminal judicial proceedings for other defendants in this case are pending.