Two officials with Team Work Ready (TWR) have been ordered to federal prison for conspiracy, health care fraud, wire fraud and money laundering, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez along with U.S. Post Office, Veterans Affairs, IRS and Depart of Labor officials. A federal jury deliberated for 14 hours following a 16-day trial before convicting one of the TWR founders and chief financial officer (CFO) in a massive workers’ comp fraud scheme. Team Work Ready’s CFO, vice president of operations and others participated in a fraudulent scheme to submit approximately $9 million in false claims to the DOL – Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs for healthcare services not provided to federal workers with injuries. The convicted CFO will serve a 300 month sentence and the VP of operations was sentenced to 120 months. Both were further ordered to pay over $10 million apiece in restitution. The judge in the case said that the hefty sentences were necessary to deter healthcare fraud.
Read more via the Southern District of Texas DA here.