1. (TX) Doctors, Worker Advocates Indicted in $40 Million Compound Scheme (7/12/18)
Three doctors and two pharmacy operators were indicted in a $40 million federal workers’ compensation and Tricare scheme where doctors would prescribe expensive and unneeded compounds to federal workers referred by a therapy center. The scheme involved doctors in Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, and Columbus, OH and pharmacies and federal worker advocates in Houston. The scheme was coordinated by a Houston couple, John Cruise, CEO of the Injured Federal Workers’ Advocate Association and his wife, Lashonia Johnson, the director of a group with offices in Houston, Atlanta and Columbus. Altogether 13 defendants were named in the indictment.