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Florida Telemarketer Convicted in Genetic Testing Fraud Scheme

Jan. 11, 2021, 9:47 PM

The owner of a Florida telemarketing call center was convicted for his role in a $2.8 million Medicare-fraud scheme involving expensive genetic tests and fraudulent telemedicine services, the Department of Justice said Monday.

Ivan A. Scott was convicted after a four-day trial on counts of conspiracy, health-care fraud, and paying and receiving kickbacks, according to a statement from the DOJ.

Scott was the owner of Scott Global, a telemarketing call center located in Orlando, Fla., that targeted Medicare beneficiaries with calls falsely claiming that Medicare covered expensive genetic testing to determine cancer risk, the DOJ said.

After beneficiaries agreed to...

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