Owner of Doraville health clinic indicted for Medicare fraud
David Song Sen Cui, 43, of Duluth was indicted Jan. 18 by a federal grand jury on charges of health care fraud.
United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said, “This defendant is charged with defrauding Medicare by repeatedly billing for ‘physical therapy’ that in truth was only massages given by unlicensed massage therapists,” according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
According to Yates, from November 2008 through August 2011, Cui operated the Atlanta Hope Medical Group clinic in Doraville. The clinic purported to provide physical therapy services for elderly patients
Cui allegedly billed massages fraudulently to Medicare as “physical therapy” under the name of a doctor who did not render the services and was not physically present at the clinic. The indictment alleges that while operating the clinic, Cui fraudulently billed more than $5.5 million in false claims to Medicare.
The indictment charges 11 counts of health care fraud. Each count carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
Lithonia man sentenced for armed robbery
Cepeda Broughton, 41, of Lithonia, was sentenced on Jan. 18 to serve 22 ½ years in federal prison on charges of armed bank robbery, use of a firearm during a crime of violence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Broughton robbed a bank at gunpoint then led police on a high-speed chase through Conyers, according to officials. The chase resulted in several car accidents involving police and private residents.
“We are satisfied that his lengthy term of imprisonment reflects the seriousness of his crimes and actions,” U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said.
Yates said Broughton seized a total of $140,276 in bank proceeds. He then forced a bank employee to return to the back room and bound her with duct tape. The money was later recovered from Broughton’s vehicle.