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August 1, 2023

Posted  August 1, 2023

A now defunct clinical laboratory in Texas, BestCare Laboratory Services LLC, and its owner, Karim Maghareh, have agreed to pay another $5.7 million on top of nearly $800,000 already paid to the government to resolve an outstanding obligation under a 2018 judgment for violating the False Claims Act.  The underlying lawsuit, filed in 2008 by whistleblower Richard Drummond, alleged that BestCare billed Medicare for travel by lab technicians that did not reflect the actual mileage traveled.  DOJ

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