Seal Beach Doctor Guilty in $8.4 Million Health Care Fraud – NBC Los Angeles

A Seal Beach doctor on Wednesday pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges and admitted participating in a scheme in which Medi-Cal filed fake claims of $ 8.4 million for services never performed has been.

Dr. Keyvan Amirikhorheh, 61, who worked as a doctor at the Los Angeles Community Clinic, and four co-defendants cashed $ 6.6 million in fraudulent claims filed with the family planning, access, care, and treatment program for family planning services, diagnostic tests, and were prescriptions for non-existent patients, according to US prosecutors.

As part of his plea, Amirikhorheh agreed not to contest the revocation of his license to practice medicine and not to attempt reinstatement for at least five years.

If he is convicted of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud on October 1st, redress is expected to be ordered, with a sentence of up to 10 years behind bars.

Amirikhorheh was the final defendant to plead guilty to the case.

Hilda Haroutunian, 61, of Sun Valley, was due to be sentenced on December 17; Lorraine Watson, 57, a medical assistant, of Valley Village, due to be sentenced September 10; Edmond Sarkisyan, 41, of North Hollywood, was due to be sentenced July 16; and Noem Sarkisyan, 65, of North Hollywood, are sentenced on September 3.

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