Doctor Sentenced to Prison in Bank Fraud Case, Could be Deported When Released

I hate these stories about bank fraud because they have so many twists and turns that they make my head spin.

Dr. Aslam
Dr. Zahid Aslam is going to jail!

And, this one might not have been worth even writing about except that a headline caught my eye—a rare headline that uses the word “deportation” because he was in the country illegally as he proceeded to defraud us.

I was also interested because the crook was practicing medicine in Maryland (New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware as well).

Here is the headline at the Business Journal,

Former doctor faces possible deportation after being sentenced to prison in fraud case

I couldn’t access that story because apparently I’ve read too many stories there recently, but don’t worry because the case of gynecologist Dr. Zahid Aslam is covered extensively in other publications going back a couple of years.

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Wyoming: Kahn Brothers Found Guilty in Drug Conspiracy Case

Kahn “preyed on” addicted people for years, and the verdict confirmed that a person’s profession does not put them above the law.***

(Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Sprecher)

 

One more story about ‘new Americans’ getting rich (for awhile) by dealing in controlled substances ostensibly for pain management.  Ho hum!  So what else is new?

Dr. Kahn and Lyn
Dr. Shakeel Kahn and wife Lyn

However, this story interested me for the primary reason that it is from Wyoming (not Michigan! not California! not any state where large numbers of new Americans are selling drugs, or dirty docs are prescribing them!).

By the way, and unrelated to this story, is the fact that Wyoming is the only state in the nation that doesn’t resettle refugees.

Also, interesting is the fact that Dr. Shakeel Kahn’s wife, originally a patient, then a ‘wife’ and partner in the crime, became a witness for the prosecution after their arrest in one of their several homes.

People traveled from faraway states to Wyoming to pick up their illegal drug prescriptions.

Additionally, Kahn was implicated in the death of one patient from Arizona.

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New American from Kenya Convicted in Medicaid Fraud Scheme

Editor:  I have a huge backlog of stories to post here at Frauds and Crooks and hope to do a news round-up post to catch up in the coming days.  A reader recently suggested that I should consider just sending out straight news without my editorial comment. I think I’ll try to do a little bit of both going forward and the news round-up will help with that by giving you more information with less words!

Hellen Kiago
Hellen Kiago convicted of ripping us off to the tune of $2.5 millon!

However, this story from Massachusetts caught my eye for a couple of reasons and is worth posting in greater detail.

It might not have been worth posting at all if it weren’t for the revelation that the convicted home health care provider was able to send $1.5 million of ill-gotten gains out of the country just before her arrest.

And, the story is important because home health care ‘businesses’ are rife with fraud and keep turning up in my searches for medicare and medicaid scam stories.

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Texas: Five People Sentenced for Multi-million Healthcare Fraud; Nigerians Among Them

As I have said on many previous occasions, I hope the Trump Administration is gathering their successful fraud-busting cases together to use as examples of what the Trump team is doing for us—finding and punishing those ripping off the US taxpayer!

At every rally he should be giving an update on how much fraud he is uncovering and busting!

medicaid fraud

The Medicaid fraud, Medicare fraud, Food stamp fraud have been doing great damage to the US Treasury and often there is a ‘new American’ component that makes it even more egregious.

We welcome immigrants and then they rip us off!

Normally we are never told if a convicted criminal is a new American, but this story has a mention at the end.

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Michigan: ‘New American’ Pharmacists Charged in Medicare Fraud Case; Billed for Meds for Dead People

Until I started investigating fraud cases involving Medicare and Medicaid, I had no idea that there were so many pharmacists on-the-take.  And, this is one more case that makes me ask—What! Don’t we have enough US born and educated pharmacists without importing foreign ones?

Of course, as is almost always the case, there is no mugshot, and no information on the nationality and immigration status of this bunch of alleged crooks named by the US Justice Department in an unsealed indictment earlier this week charging that they ripped us off for $9.2 million:

Wansa Nabih Makki, 41, of Dearborn

Mohamad Ali Makki, R.Ph., 43, of Dearborn Heights

Mahmoud Makki., 36, of Dearborn

Hossam Tanana, 53 of Dearborn

 

Pharmacy fraud
According to a Press & Guide story: “The pharmacy in Livonia that some of the defendants were working out of, bore no signs that anything other than a dental office was inside.”  http://www.pressandguide.com/news/four-people-indicted-in-million-laundering-scheme-at-area-pharmacy/article_76eec6fc-5c80-11e9-890c-bb73ed71aebf.html

 

By the way, I think Michigan may ultimately win the prize for the state with the most frauds and crooks (aka new American entrepreneurs) ripping off the US health care system.

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Florida: Esformes Found Guilty in $1 Billion Medicare Fraud Scheme

Philip Esformes
Esformes in better days!

One of the largest cases in US history say government prosecutors.

And, he was also one of the parents who bought their kid a slot into a good college!

This is an update of my previous post on the once powerful Philip Esformes.

Here is one of many stories on the internet about the jury’s decision.

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Michigan: Indian-American Sentenced to Twelve Years in the Slammer for Stealing $1 Million from Us

Rathod MichiganBabubhai Bhurabhai Rathod — a New American who brought cultural diversity and an entrepreneurial spirit to Michigan!

And, one of the most stunning things about this case, where Rathod has been sentenced to twelve years, is that he had already served prison time for the same theft from a similar Medicare and Medicaid fraud scheme.

The Judge on sentencing him this time said this,

Judge Neff described Rathod as both “a man for whom the truth is a stranger” and a naturalized citizen who has “taken advantage of opportunities available in this country to steal from it.”

Before I get to the Department of Justice press release from Thursday, I want to tell you about his first go-round in prison just a few short years ago.

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