Two San Bernardino County hospice companies have defrauded the state of $4.2 million since 2013 by falsely filing for Medi-Cal and Medicare benefits, a criminal lawsuit led by the Attorney General in San Bernardino Superior Court claims.
Most of the defendants pleaded not guilty Feb. 22, but some have not yet been arraigned. The defendant’s lawyer contacted by Follow Our Courts did not return a request for comment.
Two defendants, unnamed by the Attorney General, are still at large as of last Thursday.
The 16 defendants face a combined 54 criminal counts, including 21 for tax evasion, one for conspiracy, two for insurance fraud, one for fraudulent claims, two