A federal judge from
According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Bolos, Palso and their co-conspirators,
“The heavy sentences handed down by the court reflect the seriousness of the crimes committed by the defendants in this case,” the assistant deputy attorney general said.
“The scale of the drug fraud scheme orchestrated by these defendants and their conspirators was astonishing, and the prison sentences handed down by the Court reflect the gravity of their crimes,” said
“This conviction is the result of a multi-agency investigation into a complex telemedicine pharmacy fraud scheme, requiring significant investigative resources,” the Special Agent in Charge said.
“Dispensing mislabeled prescription drugs in the
“Bolos and his co-conspirators abdicated their responsibilities in the healthcare industry through an elaborate fraud scheme and manipulated the system without regard to patient needs or medical necessity to line their pockets” , said the special agent in charge.
“Providers who solicit recipients’ personal information and use it to defraud federal health care programs not only compromise the integrity of those programs, but they also misuse valuable taxpayer dollars for selfish purposes,” said the special agent in charge.
Court documents and evidence at trial established that Bolos, Assad and Palso owned and operated
Court documents and evidence at trial established that during the conspiracy, which lasted from
Sentencing of the other defendants – all of whom pleaded guilty before trial – are expected to take place later this week.
The trial verdict and plea agreements are the result of a multi-year investigation conducted by HHS-OIG (
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