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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
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.
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)