The FBI says it has launched a nationwide manhunt for a man who is accused of defrauding the state and private insurance companies out of $25 million.
Dr. Gautum Gupta owns and operates several Nutrition Clinic locations in the Chicago area, which were described in radio and television ads as weight loss clinics.
He is charged with mail fraud, health care fraud and conspiracy for submitting claims to an insurance company and Illinois Medicaid for unnecessary procedures or procedures that were never performed.
According to the FBI, Nutrition Clinic – which has locations in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Naperville, Rockford and South Beloit – was paid nearly $25 million for the claims between June 2001 and January 2010.
Gupta’s last known address was in Rockford.
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