Four Massachusetts men from Newton, Shrewsbury, Marblehead and Gloucester were charged this week in federal court with fraud and money laundering in connection with false billings to insurance companies for medical tests.
United States Attorney Michael Sullivan; Kenneth Kaiser, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in New England; and Joseph Galasso, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, announced that Igor Moyseyev, 45, of Newton, Severin Yelaun, 30, of Shrewsbury, Dr. David Tamaren, 60, of Marblehead, and John Montoni, 51, of Gloucester, were charged in an Indictment with Mail Fraud, Wire Fraud, Health Care Fraud, Money Laundering and Conspiracy.
According to the Indictment, Moyseyev and Yelaun were the principals of Global Tech Diagnostics based in Chelsea, Massachusetts, and Yelaun was the principal of Lynn Diagnostics Management based in Lynn, Massachusetts. The Indictment alleges that between 1999 and 2002, Global Tech and Lynn Diagnostics billed insurance companies for diagnostic examinations that were not conducted. The billings submitted also contained other fraudulent misrepresentations. It is alleged that the Global Tech billings exceeded $100,000 and the Lynn Diagnostics billings exceeded $50,000.
As part of the scheme, it is alleged that Tamaren, who is a medical doctor, and Montoni, who is a chiropractor, wrote prescriptions for tests that were not medically necessary. Further, Montoni signed reports of these purported exams, without being trained to administer or analyze the results of said examinations and knowing that the tests were not done.
All four defendants were arrested this morning and appeared in federal court this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles Swartwood, III. They were all released on $10,000 unsecured bonds. If convicted on these charges, the four face up to 20 years’ imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine, on each of 41 fraud counts, and 5 years’ imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine, on the conspiracy count.
Further, Moyseyev and Yelaun, each face up to 20 years’ imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a $500,000 fine, on each of 16 money laundering counts.
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