Federal jury convicts Illinois physician in Medicare fraud scheme

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Banio Koroma, MD, a physician at now-shuttered Mobile Doctors in Chicago, has been convicted on federal fraud charges, according to the Department of Justice.

Dr. Koroma was convicted after a four-day trial. Evidence at trial showed Dr. Koroma falsely certified patients as homebound while working for Mobile Doctors — a company that contracted with physicians to arrange in home visits for patients in several states and closed in 2013.

One of the patients who Dr. Koroma provided a false certification for testified she was able to leave her home. The false certifications for that patient cost Medicare $45,000, according to the DOJ.

A federal jury found Dr. Koroma guilty of two counts of healthcare fraud and two counts of making false statements related to healthcare matters. Dr. Koroma's sentencing is scheduled for June 2.

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