3 arrested in $90 million Medicare fraud scheme

Two owners of a Houston mental health facility in Houston were arrested Wednesday for Medicare fraud.

Mansour Sanjar, 78, and Cyrus Sajadi, 64, were charged with claiming to give treatment that amounted up to $90 million dollars to patients who were only doing activities such as “watching movies, playing bingo or engaging in other activities.”

Chandra Nunn, 33, was also arrested Wednesday for kickbacks she was receiving for finding and referring patients to the mental health program from the assisted living facility that she ran.

The 2011 Department of Justice Data released a report on Wednesday stating that Houston is second in the nation for Medicare fraud.

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