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Date: 02-11-2019

Case Style:

United States of America v. Dr. Charles Gerardi

Case Number: 8:18-cr-00289-EAK-AEP

Judge: Rachel Jones

Court: United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (Hillsborough County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: Rachel Jones

Defendant's Attorney: Adam Benjamin Allen - FPD

Description:




Tampa, FL - Dunedin Psychologist Pleads Guilty To Obstruction Of A Medicare Audit

Dr. Charles Gerardi, age 76, pleaded guilty to obstructing a Medicare audit. He faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in federal prison.

According to the plea agreement, in 2012, a federal Medicare auditor performed an audit of Gerardi’s employer related to 350 claims, and more than 2,300 individual services that Gerardi had purportedly performed. In response to the audit request, Gerardi provided the auditor with a series of fabricated records, which were designed to fraudulently support the medical necessity of the claims. Gerardi knew that the claims under review were not otherwise supportable, and fabricated the records for the purpose of impeding the auditor's performance of the audit.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Inspector General.


Charges:



18:371.F CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE UNITED STATES
(1)
18:1516.F INFLUENCE/OBSTRUCT/IMPEDE/FEDERAL AUDIT > $100,000
(2)
18:1519.F DESTRUCT.ALTER OR FALSIFY RECS IN FED INVESTIGATION
(3-9)
18:1035.F FALSE STATEMENTS RELATING TO HEALTH CARE MATTERS
(10-11)

Outcome: 02/07/2019 25 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Anthony E. Porcelli: Change of Plea Hearing as to Charles Gerardi held on 2/7/2019. (DIGITAL) (LV) (Entered: 02/07/2019)
02/07/2019 26 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS concerning Plea of Guilty re: count(s) TWO of the INDICTMENT as to Charles Gerardi. Signed by Magistrate Judge Anthony E. Porcelli on 2/7/2019. (LV) (Entered: 02/07/2019)
02/07/2019 28 NOTICE canceling Status Conference scheduled for 2/14/2019 as to Charles Gerardi. (SRC) (Entered: 02/07/2019)
02/07/2019 29 CONSENT regarding entry of a plea of guilty as to Charles Gerardi. (LV) (Entered: 02/07/2019)
02/07/2019 30 CONSENT to institute presentence investigation report as to Charles Gerardi. (LV) (Entered: 02/07/2019)

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