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January 29, 2020

Posted  January 29, 2020

A Florida-based physician, Erik Schabert, and his ex-wife, Mika Harris, have been sentenced to 3.5 years and 3 months in prison, and ordered to pay almost $4.5 million in restitution to Blue Cross Blue Shield for attempting to defraud the insurer and the Medicare program of more than $8 million.  Between 2013 and 2016, the two owners and operators of Reliant Family Practice falsely diagnosed actinic keratosis and rosacea in order to make fraudulent claims for chemical peels and dermabrasions.  Along with prison time and restitution, the two have forfeited their private residence, commercial property, and over $260,000 in an annuity account, to the federal government.  USAO NDFL

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