Former Kentucky lawmaker admits healthcare billing fraud

A former Kentucky state representative pleaded guilty in connection to a $2.7 million fraudulent billing scheme, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported May 26. 

Robert Goforth, 46, admitted in federal court that a pharmacy he owned billed insurance programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, for prescriptions that customers didn't pick up, according to the report. The pharmacy multiplied profits by putting the medicine back on the shelf and selling it multiple times. 

Mr. Goforth faces a maximum of 20 years in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for September.

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