New Canaan, CT (February 20, 2020) –
The suspect found guilty in a compound prescription fraud scheme has been sentenced.
According to reports, between 2014 and 2015, 41-year-old Kwasi Gyambibi and his wife, Kakra Gyambibi, engaged in a scheme to defraud Pharmacy Benefit Plans through the State of Connecticut, TRICARE, and various other health care programs. Investigations found that while Kakra Gyambibi was working as a hospitalist at Stamford Hospital, she wrote several false compound drug prescriptions in the names of patients she never treated. The prescriptions were then turned over to Kwasi Gyambibi, who submitted the claims to insurance providers for payment. In turn, the insurance companies would remit payment for the prescriptions to Kwasi Gyambibi’s pharmacy, Advantage Pharmacy.
In total, Advantage Pharmacy received more than $292,000 for these compound prescriptions. Though records indicate that their actions caused more than $1.6 million in losses to the targeted health care programs.
Kakra Gyambibi was convicted on June 12, 2019 of one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and sentenced to three months in prison.
On February 20, 2020, Kwasi Gyambibi was sentenced to twelve months imprisonment and one year of supervised release.
Compound Prescription Fraud
Being convicted of prescription fraud can have a detrimental impact on both your personal and professional life. Those who are found guilty of prescription fraud can face up to four years in prison and can expect to pay tens of thousands of dollars in fines. To make matters even worse, professionals can be required to pay restitution to those impacted by their actions. Professionals can lose their license to practice medicine and can face other devastating consequences. For this reason, it is crucial for those accused of these crimes to reach out to a prescription fraud defense attorney as soon as possible to protect their legal rights.
Our team at Healthcare Fraud Group has decades of experience providing aggressive representation for those accused of healthcare fraud, compound prescription fraud, and various other healthcare crimes. Our compound pharmacy defense attorneys will challenge each and every accusation to ensure you have the best chances of prevailing. Contact our law firm today at 888-402-4054 to discuss the circumstances surrounding your case.