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Dorchester Pharmacist Sentenced to 12 months for Medicare and Medicaid Fraud—12/02/11

Dorchester pharmacist Ernest M. McGee was sentenced to 12 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M Gorton, the DOJ reports. The judge also ordered McGee to pay restitution to Medicaid and to Medicare, in the amounts of $292,635 and $60,037 respectively. McGee worked at Codman Square Pharmacy in Dorchester, which was owned by Amadiegwu Onujiogu, who was also convicted separately of the same crime. According to the claims, McGee paid customers to bring prescriptions to the pharmacy, but would not then dispense medications to them. McGee would then submit claims to Medicaid and Medicare for the prescriptions and their refills.

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