3 Calif. ambulance employees convicted in $2.4M Medicare fraud
The company provided non-emergency services to many dialysis patients, and billed Medicare for unnecessary transports
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GARDENA, Calif. — A federal jury convicted three employees of a Gardena-based ambulance company of participating in a $2.4 million Medicare fraud scheme, authorities announced Wednesday.
Their guilty verdict came after a 10-day trial in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Convicted on one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and five counts of health care fraud were Sharetta Michelle Wallace, 37, of Inglewood; Yaroslav “Steven” Proshak, 47, of Valley Village; and Emilia Zverev, 58, of Van Nuys.