Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Ex-health care exec pleads guilty to fraud

The one-time vice president of a health care company has pleaded guilty to charges of misbranding and altering drugs and to committing health care fraud.

A statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office says 62-year-old Johnny Perry of Mount Washington entered the plea Monday in U.S. District Court in Louisville. Perry served as an executive with National Respiratory Services.

A grand jury charged Perry in August with altering medications that were not FDA approved, but billing them as approved. Perry was also charged with submitting false claims to Medicare for the cost of FDA approved drugs. Prosecutors say Medicare paid the company $2,030,343 from November 2006 through June 2008.

Perry also faced charges of misbranding and altering inhalation drugs.

A sentencing date has not been set.

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