Crime & Safety

Doctor enters a guilty plea to $2 million health-care fraud scheme

Alexandria, Virginia – A doctor from Northern Virginia has confessed to a nearly $2 million health-care fraud scheme involving medically unnecessary pain and scar creams.
Since 1980, Leonard Rosen, 72, of Fairfax Station, has been a practicing obstetrician in the region. As part of a plea agreement, he entered a guilty plea in federal court in Alexandria on Friday.
He confessed that he made a deal with a pharmacist to prescribe high-priced compounded pain and scar treatments and then have those prescriptions sent to his pharmacies. On the prescriptions, Rosen received a kickback.
Insurers lost $1.88 million as a result of the scheme. Mohamed Abdalla, a 48-year-old pharmacist from Allendale, New Jersey, was sentenced to four years in jail earlier this year. Rosen is expected to be sentenced in December.

Donald Wolfe

Donald’s writings have appeared in HuffPost, Washington Examiner, The Saturday Evening Post, and The Virginian-Pilot, among other publications. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He is the Virginian Tribune's Publisher.

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