Man pleads guilty to bilking $14M from Nebraska Medicaid
LINCOLN, Neb. —A Lincoln pharmacist accused of defrauding Nebraska’s Medicaid program out of $14 million has pleaded guilty to health care fraud.
The Lincoln Journal Star reports 44-year-old Scott Tran pleaded guilty Tuesday. Prosecutors say the owner of Tran Pharmacy submitted hundreds of false claims for a solution used in inhalers for cystic fibrosis patients in the names of his customers’ children.
According to court documents, Tran submitted 399 claims for reimbursement between May 2009 and February 2015, stating they had been ordered by six Lincoln-area doctors identified only by their initials.
Tran also agreed to pay just over $14 million in restitution as part of the plea agreement. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for January.