James Durkin had operated two businesses in Boynton Beach.
The owner and an employee of a Fountain Valley-based treatment facility, along with five doctors and four “body brokers,” are charged in what authorities say was a scheme to fraudulently bill insurance companies for experimental, unnecessary and potentially harmful surgeries on recovering addicts.
There are believed to be more than 600,000 opioid addicts in the U.S. A scheme that preys on many involves Naltrexone, a drug that curbs cravings. The FDA approved it in some forms, but not as a surgical implant.
The existence of body brokering in addiction is an old story in the treatment world especially in the Los Angeles/Orange County, CA area, also known
RIVERSIDE – The owner of a Temecula substance abuse treatment facility, who allegedly submitted dozens of false claims to a health insurance company and collected more than $250,000 before the scheme was uncovered, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 30 counts of insurance fraud.