PODIATRIST SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS’ PROBATION IN HEALTH CARE FRAUD SCHEME
Robert Joseph, a podiatrist based in Los Angeles, California, was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Central District of California, on July 25, 2022, to two years’ probation for conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Joseph was also ordered to pay a fine of $10,000 and a money judgment forfeiture in the amount of $332,500. Our investigation found that Joseph prescribed unnecessary compounded medications to patients without their knowledge. As a result of the scheme, Amtrak’s insurance providers were fraudulently charged approximately $22,000.