Pharmacy owner gets five years for Medicaid fraud


A Washington pharmacy owner has been sentenced to more than five years in jail for a Medicaid fraud scheme.

Alexander Milman was sentenced to 63 months in jail and fined nearly $1.7 million for a Medicaid fraud scheme in Washington. Milman owned four locations of A-Z Pharmacy and Lakeshore Pharmacy. Milman, along with his wife Valentina, was accused of filing more than $1.7 million in false Medicaid claims. After the Milmans were suspended from the Medicaid program in 2004, they conspired with employees at Lakeshore Pharmacy to file $200,000 more false claims. The case was investigated by state and federal officials. Sentencing for Valentina Milman, whose pharmacy license expired earlier this year, will be in February.

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