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Doctor, Office Manager Convicted in Kickback Scheme

Sept. 21, 2022, 8:27 PM

A federal jury convicted Steven Valentino and Michele Miller, a Pennsylvania doctor and office manager, in a kickback scheme involving prescription medication referrals, the Department of Justice announced announced Wednesday.

Valentino and Miller were accused of receiving kickbacks for referring, ordering, and arranging for medications to be filled by a Houston pharmacy, which then billed the Department of Labor Office of Workers’ Compensation Program and Medicare around $2.5 million, the department said.

They were convicted of conspiracy to pay and receive health-care kickbacks and two counts of receiving health-care kickbacks.

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