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Sat Dec 21, 2019, 02:50 AM

Trial in massive fraud against troops' healthcare program ends in Dallas with mixed results

By Kevin Krause

A lengthy federal criminal trial in a large conspiracy that prosecutors say defrauded the military’s health-insurance program out of $100 million has ended with mixed results, with jurors convicting some defendants, acquitting others and remaining deadlocked on the rest.

The alleged kickback scheme centered on a Dallas compounding pharmacy called Trilogy Pharmacy. A total of 13 people were charged in a 40-count indictment and accused of conspiring to sell to soldiers expensive compounded products like pain and scar creams that were not needed.

Six of them went to trial in October. The six-week trial wrapped up this week. Seven others previously pleaded guilty in the case and await sentencing.

It’s one of Texas’ biggest federal criminal cases brought in connection with the government’s nationwide criminal investigation into compounding pharmacies and their marketing operations that have received federal money.

Read more: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2019/12/21/trial-in-massive-fraud-against-troops-healthcare-program-ends-in-dallas-with-mixed-results/

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