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December 09, 2013

Man pleads guilty to fraud in Pa. ambulance billing scheme

He also faces murder charges in a July crash that killed a woman and her three young sons while drag racing

The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — A man who allegedly struck and killed a Philadelphia woman and her three young sons while drag racing has pleaded guilty to federal charges in an unrelated ambulance fraud case.

KYW-AM said 23-year-old Khusen Akhmedov admitted Friday in federal court to involvement in a Medicare fraud of more than $1.5 million. Prosecutors said he recruited non-emergency patients for ambulance trips and promised them kickback payments.

Federal guidelines call for a sentence of about two to three years in prison but Akhmedov still faces murder charges in the July 16 crash.

He is charged with killing Samara Banks and her three sons - ages 4, 23 months and 7 months - as they crossed a north Philadelphia roadway.

Associated PressCopyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Defense attorney Todd Henry disputes his client was drag racing

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