☷Texas Pharmacist Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud Conspiracy
Federal Bureau of Investigation ( By Press Release office)
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Texas Pharmacist Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud Conspiracy Gulfport , Miss . – A Liberty , Texas woman pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to commit health care fraud , announced U . S . Attorney Darren J . LaMarca , Special Agent in Charge Jermicha Fomby with the Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI ) , and Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey A . Breen of the Veterans Affairs ( VA ) Office of Inspector General , South Central Field Office . According to court documents , Jada Gilbert , 51 , a Texas pharmacist , was charged by criminal Information with conspiring with others to participate in a scheme whereby Gilbert , as pharmacist - in - charge at Blue Ribbon Pharmacy , in Harris County , Texas , submitted or caused to be submitted fraudulent claims for high - adjudication pharmaceutical products that were not ordered or dispensed by her pharmacy to health care benefit programs and facilitated , together with others , the fraudulent concealment of these false claims by submitting fraudulent purchase documentation to pharmacy benefit managers as part of an audit to prevent the claw back of at least $330 , 000 . 00 paid due to the fraudulent submissions . Gilbert is scheduled to be sentenced on August 1 , 2022 , and faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison . A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U . S . Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors . The FBI , VA - OIG , and FDA - OCI are investigating the case . Assistant U . S . Attorney Kathlyn R . Van Buskirk and Trial Attorney Sara Porter of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section are prosecuting the case .
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