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Two California Men Admit Roles in Multi-State Recovery Home Patient Brokering Scheme

Two California men today admitted to participating in a conspiracy to broker patients as part of a multi-state patient scheme in which one of them directed recruiters to bribe drug-addicted individuals to enroll in drug rehabilitation and the other paid referral fees from his rehabilitation center in exchange for those patient referrals.

Kevin M. Dickau, 32, of Tustin, California, pleaded guilty to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Dr. Akikur Mohammad, 57, of West Hills, California, pleaded guilty to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to violate the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act (EKRA).

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