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Wed Nov 28, 2018, 11:12 AM

Novus co-founder reaches plea deal with prosecutors in $60 million health-care fraud scheme

The former vice president of marketing and co-founder of a shuttered hospice company has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors for his role in a $60 million health-care fraud scheme.

Samuel D. Anderson has agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, according to court documents. Anderson was one of the co-founders for Novus Health Services, and Optim Health Services, which essentially operated as one company with the same employees and an office in Frisco.

He is the seventh defendant in the criminal case to reach a plea deal. Nine others are tentatively set to go to trial in federal district court sometime next year.

They are accused of defrauding the government of more than $60 million by submitting false claims for hospice services to Medicare and Medicaid, recruiting people who were ineligible for hospice care and falsifying and destroying documents. In some cases, investigators allege, patients got high doses of medication to hasten their deaths.

Read more: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/courts/2018/11/27/novus-co-founder-reaches-plea-deal-prosecutors-60-million-health-care-fraud-scheme

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Wed Nov 28, 2018, 11:13 AM

1. Whaddya wanna bet he is BFF w/Rick Scott.

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