U.S.: Dallas Firm Busted in Massive Health Care Fraud, Kickback Case

From the Dallas Morning News

The owners of a Dallas firm that marketed pain and scar creams and compounded vitamins for North Texas pharmacies were arrested Tuesday in connection with a large health care kickback scheme that bilked taxpayers out of $65 million, federal authorities said.

Richard Robert Cesario, 44, of Plano, and John Paul Cooper, 47, of Southlake, were indicted, accused of defrauding Tricare, the military health care system, out of millions of dollars for compounded products made by pharmacies, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

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