Two conmen sentenced for defrauding Medicaid

February 7, 2008

Washington authorities sentence two individuals who helped a pharmacy defraud Medicaid

Two individuals who had helped Alexander and Valentina Milman, secret owners of Lakeshore Pharmacy in Kirkland, Wash., defraud Medicaid have been sentenced. Oleg Ordinartsev, who had submitted false paperwork to Medicaid to hide Milman's ownership, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison. Vladimir Mitkovetski, who had lied to investigators, claiming he was the owner of Lakeshore, was put on two years' probation. These sentences follow Alexander Milman's sentence of 63 months in prison and more than $1 million in restitution issued last November. The fourth defendant, Valentina, is expected to be sentenced next month. The Milmans were charged with using false records to bill Medicaid for drugs and medical supplies that were never delivered to patients.

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