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Case Number: 2:20-cr-00010-TLN
Judge: Troy Nunley
Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of California (Sacramento County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Matthew Thuesen
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Description: Sacramento, CA - The United States of America charged Jai Vijay with:
CONSPIRACY TO PAY AND RECEIVE HEALTH CARE KICKBACKS
Jai Vijay, 54, of Sacramento, pleaded guilty to conspiring with the owners of home health care agencies and a hospice agency to pay and receive illegal kickbacks in exchange for Medicare beneficiary referrals.
According to court documents, Jai Vijay’s wife, Anita Vijay, worked as the social services director at a skilled nursing and assisted living facility in Sacramento. In her role, Anita Vijay assisted Medicare beneficiaries in selecting home health care and hospice agencies following their discharge from the facility. Anita Vijay used her position to steer Medicare beneficiaries to home health agencies in Folsom and El Dorado Hills and a hospice agency in Folsom. In exchange for the beneficiary referrals, the agencies’ owners paid Jai Vijay and Anita Vijay illegal cash kickbacks.
In his plea agreement, Jai Vijay admitted that the agencies’ owners paid him and his wife kickbacks in exchange for the referral of approximately 60 beneficiaries. Medicare paid the agencies approximately $400,000 for services they purportedly provided to the beneficiaries. Because the agencies obtained the beneficiary referrals by paying kickbacks, they should not have received any reimbursement from Medicare.
This case is a product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General.
Defendant faces a maximum statutory penalty of five years in prison and a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross loss or gain. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.
Outcome: 02/06/2020 15 MINUTES (Text Only) for proceedings before District Judge Troy L. Nunley: CHANGE of PLEA HEARING as to Jai Vijay held on 2/6/2020. Jai Vijay (2) entered a GUILTY PLEA to Count 1 of the Information. The matter was REFERRED to Probation for the preparation of a Presentence Report. Judgment and Sentencing set for 4/30/2020 at 9:30 AM in Courtroom 2 (TLN) before District Judge Troy L. Nunley. Government Counsel: Matthew Thuesen present. Defense Counsel: Albert Ellis present. Custody Status: Present/Out of Custody. Court Reporter: Tiphanne Crowe. (Krueger, M) (Entered: 02/06/2020)
02/06/2020 16 SCHEDULE of DISCLOSURE for PSR as to Jai Vijay. Plea Date: *02/06/2020* Sentencing Date: *04/30/2020* Reply Date: *04/23/2020*** Correction Date: *04/16/2020* Report Date: *04/09/2020* Objection Date: *04/02/2020* Proposed Date: *03/19/2020* Copies: *AUSA - Defense Counsel - USPO* (Krueger, M) (Entered: 02/06/2020)
02/06/2020 17 MINUTE ORDER as to Jai Vijay issued by Courtroom Deputy M. Krueger for District Judge Troy L. Nunley on 2/6/2020: If any party wishes to file a sentencing memorandum in advance of imposition of judgment and sentencing, said memorandum shall be filed on or before 5:00 PM, seven (7) calendar days in advance of the date set for judgment and sentencing. Any response thereto shall be filed on or before 3:00 PM, (3) calendar days in advance of the date set for judgment and sentencing. The parties are cautioned that if any sentencing memoranda is filed late, the judgment and sentencing date may be vacated and the matter continued. (TEXT ONLY ENTRY) (Krueger, M) (Entered: 02/06/2020)
02/06/2020 18 PLEA AGREEMENT as to Jai Vijay. (Becknal, R) (Entered: 02/06/2020)