Former Texas pharmacist gets 2 years in prison over role in $100M fraud scheme

A former pharmacist from Texas was sentenced to two years in federal prison for his role in a kickback scheme that scammed U.S. military health insurer Tricare out of more than $100 million, according to The Dallas Morning News.

Ravi Morisetty, PharmD, was accused of paying kickbacks disguised as marketing payments in exchange for patients for his Alpha Pharmacy business. He pleaded guilty last year.

Dr. Morisetty admitted paying $400,000 in kickbacks to marketers for the referral of soldiers and workers compensation payments.

Dr. Morisetty is one of 13 defendants in the case and the first to be sentenced.

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