Calif. pharmacist sentenced to 2 years prison in $1M fraud case

Paul Mansour, a pharmacist and co-owner of Best Buy Drugs in Sierra Madre, Calif., was sentenced June 12 to two years in prison after entering a guilty plea for billing more than $1 million in fraudulent claims for prescription drugs that were never given to patients. 

Mr. Mansour created fake patient profiles to duplicate prescriptions and then submitted the false claims to Medicare for the medications under the names of real patients, according to a news release from the Justice Department.

The maximum sentence he faced was 10 years for the charge.

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