Friday, October 15, 2010

Feds bust Armenian gang for Medicare fraud

From Fox 5:

A vast network of Armenian gangsters and their associates used phantom health care clinics and other means to try to cheat Medicare out of $163 million, the largest fraud by one criminal enterprise in the program's history, U.S. authorities said Wednesday.

Federal prosecutors in New York and elsewhere charged 73 people. Most of the defendants were captured during raids Wednesday morning in New York City and Los Angeles, but there also were arrests in New Mexico, Georgia and Ohio.

The scheme's scope and sophistication "puts the traditional Mafia to shame," U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said at a Manhattan news conference. "They ran a veritable fraud franchise."

Unlike other cases involving crooked medical clinics bribing people to sign up for unneeded treatments, the operation was "completely notional," Janice Fedarcyk, head of the FBI's New York office, said in a statement. "The whole doctor-patient interaction was a mirage."

The operation was under the protection of an Armenian crime boss, known in the former Soviet Union as a "vor," prosecutors said. The reputed boss, Armen Kazarian, was in custody in Los Angeles.

Bharara said it was the first time a vor — "the rough equivalent of a traditional godfather" — had been charged in a U.S. racketeering case.

Kazarian, 46, of Glendale, Calif., and two alleged ringleaders — Davit Mirzoyan, 34, also of Glendale, and Robert Terdjanian, 35, of Brooklyn — were named in an indictment charging racketeering conspiracy, bank fraud, money laundering and identity theft.

19 comments:

ILHAM said...

Russian classic A.S.PUSHKIN told for armenians.
armenian you are thiefs, cowards and slaves.

Anonymous said...

Diversity.... Non Anglican criminals destroying America.

Anonymous said...

Diversity.... Non Anglican criminals destroying America.

Deke DaSilva said...

Keeping up with the Kazarians!!!

And the TERDjanians!!!

Medicare fraud!!!

Armenians!!!

Doing jobs that lazy Americans are no longer willing to do!!!

Vibrant!!! Diverse!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ilham--

You must have loved what the Turks did to the Armenians.

Deke DaSilva said...

You must have loved what the Turks did to the Armenians.

That's some stretch of logic - because Pushkin wrote some "bad things" about Armenians, and "Ilham" mentions this, he therefore endorses the Turkish genocide?

Can we infer therefore that YOU love what these Armenians have done to the U.S. taxpayer?

ILHAM said...

that is armenian lie. never ever Turks doesn kill armenians.
1915 armenians attack to Azerbaijan and killed more than 1 millon Azerbaijanian peoples.
To day Azerbaijanian land of Karabakh captured by armenia and more than 1 million Turks refuges left from mother land and killed by armenians morethan 40.000 Turks in Azerbaijan.
If you support armenians you are supporter terror, gang and lie!

ILHAM said...

Deke DaSilva
Why USA not recognized armenian genocide?
Because historyians in USA know about
"armenian lie"
"tall armenian tale"

P.S. if you support armenians, you are supporter of terror, gang and lie!

Anonymous said...

Too bad Washington didn't investigate fraud, waste and inefficiency in the health care industry before they passed a health care bill that nobody wanted. Perhaps if they did and saw how many billions were being wasted, they would have done things differently. Your tax dollars at work.

Anonymous said...

Eastern Euro-trash pulling scams??? I would have never guessed!!!

Deke DaSilva said...

Holocaust deniers, Armenian genocide deniers, 9-11 "Truthers".....

All a bunch of NUT JOBS!!!!

I can't until Comrade Ilham starts telling us the Gulags never existed, the Russians "liberated" Eastern Europe, and the Russians landed on the moon first!

Anonymous said...

Don't you just love living in "Sanctuary City"!

Anonymous said...

Any asshole that denies the Armenian genocide happened should have his testicles put in a vice on national TV.

Then, maybe they'll wake the fuck up.

Anonymous said...

Sure they come here knowing they can easily game the system.

Anonymous said...

The United States should nuke Armenia. Go to Glendale and the San Fernando Valley. Follow any one of those heavy set Armenian wives that stink from Gorgio Red, watch her use her food stamps and then get her fat rump into the S-Class Benz with tinted windows. These are the households of the Armenian stink kings in Glendale. All armenian monkeys should be incarcerated and fed hummus until their heads explode.

Anonymous said...

What about the Armenian tellers in the banks in Glendale?
The source of my identity theft I'm sure. Do they sell the personal info to their friends and cousins or are they implants of the Armenian mafia?

Anonymous said...

Just found this Dec 2009 article talking about Obama's plans to clean up Medicare fraud.

Maybe these new arrests will also reveal all the Armenian welfare/food stamp fraud connected to all those criminals they are arresting for medicare fraud and identity theft. A good way to pay for economic stimulus plans to help us out of this recession - get busy cracking down on all the fraud.


Dec 2009 article:
"Cleaning up an estimated $60 billion a year in Medicare fraud will be key to President Barack Obama's proposed health care overhaul. HHS and DOJ have promised more money and manpower to fight the fraud."

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2009/12/16/2009-12-16_61m_medicare_fraud_crackdown_feds_arrest_26_in_sweeping_3state_bust.html#ixzz12gneRC9x

Anonymous said...

Typical Armenians, commiting Medicare Fraud, Credit Card Fraud, Insurance Fraud, Welfare Fraud, ID Theft, Healthcare Fraud and other forms of fraud. Go to Los Angeles, New York, Boston, or Fresno, and I'd bet most Armenian owned businesses are involved in organized crime. I remember an Iraqi-Armenian mechanic named Kevork Kasabian ripped me off thousands of dollars when I got my truck fixed out in Arizona where i live. They are using their little so-called Genocide to defraud worldwide banks and continously commit fraud. The Armenian race is known to be self-centered, greedy, and cocky.

Anonymous said...

When will social security stop handing over our cash to these armos? They have not earned it .they do not deserve it. We might as well pay the black people for slavery that also happened over 200 tears ago. Same thing.