U.S. ACCUSES RUSSIAN DIPLOMATS OF SCAMMING $1.5 MILLION FROM MEDICAID
Dec. 6, 2013 1:10pm Becket Adams
NEW YORK (TheBlaze/AP) — Forty-nine Russian diplomats and their wives scammed approximately $1.5 million out of Medicaid in a scheme spanning several years, according to charges made public Thursday by U.S. officials.
The Russian defendants — current and former diplomats and their spouses at the Russian Mission to the United Nations, the Russian consulate and Russian trade offices — submitted fraudulent applications for medical benefits for pregnancies, births and care for young children, the complaint alleges.