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Health Care Fraud

Doctor pleads guilty in insurance fraud scheme

CHICAGO | A Chicago doctor pleaded guilty Wednesday to inflating bills for patients he treated at surgery centers in Hobart and East Chicago.

May 29, 2014 9:00 pm

Crown Point orthodontist sentenced to federal prison for health care fraud

AMARILLO, Texas | A Crown Point orthodontist was sentenced Tuesday to more than four years in federal prison and ordered to pay about $1.8 million in restitution for health care fraud, Texas federal prosecutors said.

April 09, 2013 6:55 pm

Hammond woman admits to filing false Medicaid claims

HAMMOND | A Hammond woman agreed Monday to plead guilty to submitting fraudulent Indiana Medicaid claims, federal court records show.

April 01, 2013 8:15 pm
Merrillville 'Nose Doc' sentenced to 7 years in federal prison

Merrillville 'Nose Doc' sentenced to 7 years in federal prison

HAMMOND | Accusing former Merrillville “Nose Doc” Mark Weinberger of using "his patients like an ATM," a federal judge sentenced the defendant to seven years in federal prison Friday.

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Attorney for 'Nose Doc' patients argues for stiffer sentence

Attorney for 'Nose Doc' patients argues for stiffer sentence

MERRILLVILLE | The only way an indicted former Merrillville doctor could have accomplished express sinus surgeries on his patients would have been with the efficiency of a hand grenade, a local attorney contends.

October 09, 2012 12:15 pm Photos

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Attorney: Weinberger keeping busy inside Chicago lockup

CHICAGO | What does a former sinus doctor indicted for health care fraud and once featured on the "America's Most Wanted" fugitive television program do to keep busy once he's caught?

October 08, 2012 3:17 pm

City, Blue Shield team up on detecting fraud

CHICAGO | Chicago officials are teaming up with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois on health care fraud detection and prevention.

August 15, 2012 12:00 am

Federal judge denies motions 'Nose Doc' filed on own behalf

HAMMOND | A judge has rejected several motions indicted former Merrillville sinus doctor Mark Weinberger filed on his own behalf, federal court records show.

July 03, 2012 8:00 pm
Weinberger to get new attorney

Weinberger to get new attorney

HAMMOND | A federal judge has granted indicted former Merrillville sinus doctor Mark Weinberger his request for a new attorney but cautioned the defendant against representing himself in an upcoming fraud trial.

November 08, 2011 6:00 pm Photos

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Weinberger trial moves to South Bend

Weinberger trial moves to South Bend

HAMMOND | The health care fraud trial of a former Merrillville ear, nose and throat doctor will move to South Bend from Hammond.

October 25, 2011 6:30 am Photos

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Weinberger wants case moved

HAMMOND | A Merrillville doctor facing almost two dozen federal health care fraud charges is trying to get his case moved from Hammond to Lafayette or Fort Wayne.

August 01, 2011 8:30 pm
Judge throws out Weinberger plea deal

Judge throws out Weinberger plea deal

A federal judge rejects Dr. Mark Weinberger's plea agreement for a four-year prison term. The Times takes you to the federal courthouse for more.

April 27, 2011 8:29 pm
Judge rejects Weinberger plea deal

Judge rejects Weinberger plea deal

HAMMOND | A federal judge rejected the plea agreement in the health care fraud case of Merrillville's notorious Nose Doctor on Wednesday.

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Federal judge allows Nose Doc's patients' letters to enter health care fraud docket

HAMMOND | A federal judge ruled to allow about a dozen letters from former patients of a Merrillville ear, nose and throat doctor to enter the docket for the doctor's health care fraud case.

February 05, 2011 9:00 am

Gary man charged with stealing $1.9 million in Medicaid funds

SOUTH BEND | A Gary man charged with swindling more than $1.9 million from Indiana Medicaid funds was indicted Thursday for his alleged billing schemes with two ambulance companies.

January 13, 2011 4:52 pm

Illinois woman gets almost three years in prison for helping with Griffith health care fraud

HAMMOND | A federal judge sentenced an Illinois woman to nearly three years in prison for helping a friend run a health care fraud scheme in Griffith that banked more than $400,000.

December 11, 2010 12:00 am
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