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More Charges In Pharmacy Drug Fraud Case

 
More Charges In Pharmacy Drug Fraud Case
Posted Friday, January 31st 2014 @ 12pm  by Chuck LaTour, WOOD Radio news team

More charges against a former pharmacy owner accused of repackaging prescription drugs.

U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles says a federal grand jury has charged Kim Mulder, the owner and CEO of Kentwood Pharmacy, with repackaging drugs that had been returned by foster and nursing homes.  Also charged were the pharmacy's director of sales, Richard Clarke and Lawrence Harden, the chief pharmacist, to return.   The men are charged with restocking and re-selling drugs that had been returned.

"By allegedly submitting claims for drugs that were misbranded, adulterated and dispensed in violation of federal and state laws, the indictment charges that the defendants defrauded Medicare, Medicaid and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan," Miles’ office said in a statement.

The indictment says the pharmacy received more than $70 million from the healthcare benefit programs. The government is seeking forfeiture of $60 million because of the alleged fraud.

Conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud is a 10-year felony.

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