Man Pleads Guilty in $119 Million HIV Scam

MIAMI – A Miami physician’s assistant pleaded guilty Thursday to defrauding the Medicare program in connection with a $119 million HIV infusian fraud case, the U.S. Justice Department said.
Thomas McKenizie, 53,  pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of conspiracy to commit healtcare fraud and one count of submitting false claims, the government said. He admitted  that he trained physicians at 11 Miami medical clinics how to falsify medical records to provide unecesary HIV infusion services, authorities said. Ten others have already pleaded guilty in connection with the case.

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