The DOJ’s Sessions said “This year we are charging 601 people, including 76 doctors, 23 pharmacists, 19 nurses, and other medical personnel with more than $2 billion in medical fraud. In this latest operation, with the help of our fabulous partners at HHS, we have charged another 162 people – including 32 doctors – with the illegal distribution of opioids. This is the most doctors, the most medical personnel, and the most fraud that the DOJ has ever taken on in any single law enforcement action”.
He added “We are sending a clear message to criminals across the country. We will find you. We will bring you to justice. And you will pay a very high price for what you have done”.
Sessions’ speech is all well and good but surely the public is awaiting concrete results. He has back peddled on his commitment to prosecute politicians and has gone so far as to taking a recusal from the Russia probe. It is hard to put faith in someone whom has failed to live up to his promises in the past, no matter how tough he his words sound.
Is this another case of political rhetoric or will this result in the prosecution of these medical fraudsters. Hopefully right will prevail and the DOJ can move to the prosecution of those whom have ‘sealed indictments’ pending.