An operator of a medical clinic in Houston was sentenced on Thursday to two years in federal prison in connection with a random and money laundering scheme, announced the U.S. Attorney's Office in South Texas.
Anurag Dass, also known as Anna. Dass, was also ordered to pay $ 2.24 million in damages after pleading guilty to returns and money laundering in August 2019.
Ms. Dass was head of clinical operations at A&A Pain and Wellness Center Inc., which she ran with her brother, Ankul Dass. She admitted that she had submitted false claims for services that were not authorized and not performed by a licensed physiotherapist.
She also admitted that she had others submit false claims to the Office of Workers & # 39; Compensation Programs for Patients Referred to the Clinic by Stephen Hunt, a former injured employee of the U.S. Postal Service, prosecutors said.
"Dass's siblings conspired with Hunt to direct injured federal workers to the Center for Medical Treatment and Health Care," the U.S. Attorney's Office said. in a statement. "All three recognized Hunters would receive a fee as payment from the Center for each claim paid by the OWCP. Hunt also charged a fee to injured federal workers whom he had referred for his representation and services through a company he controlled under the name" Zentec. "
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