January 14, 2010, - 2:01 pm

Talent on Loan From Allah: Per Usual, Muslims Dominate Medicare Fraud Indictment

By Debbie Schlussel

I’ve written a great deal about Muslim doctors and nurses involved in Medicare and Medicaid fraud.  In most of the major cases involving this kind of fraud–especially in the Detroit area but all around the U.S.–the main actors almost always consist of a disproportionate share of Muslims.  And I’ve represented and currently represent brave doctors and nurses who’ve filed whistleblower actions and worked with authorities to try to stop this (if you are interested in me representing  you in such an action, please e-mail me–it can be lucrative, through a qui tam action).


Religion of “Peace” AND Medicare Fraud

And, per usual, look who dominates the latest Medicare fraud indictment out of the Justice Department and U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan.  The FBI did a series of raids on medical offices and facilities, this morning in connection with this. Unfortunately, Sheldon Light, an extremely incompetent and lazy Assistant U.S. Attorney (who sat on Muslim death, rape, and torture threats against me, after the FBI referred them to him for prosecution), is handling the case.

READ the Indictment
. As you’ll note, at least five of the indicted are Muslim, and two of the three ringleaders, Muhammad Shahab and Hassan Akhtar, are from the Religion of Peace and Medicare Fraud, too.

In a six-count indictment returned on Jan. 12, 2009, and unsealed today, the 13 individuals are alleged to have participated in a Medicare fraud scheme operated out of Patient Choice Home Healthcare (Patient Choice) and All American Home Care (All American), two Oakland County, Mich., home health agencies that purported to provide in-home health services. Muhammad Shahab, 50; Christopher Collins, 38; Hassan Akhtar, 26; Curtis Mallory, 35; Mohammed El-Fallal, 55; Jessica Vigil, 34; Tariq Chaudhary, 36; Faisal Chaudry, 31; and Visnhu Meda, 29, were all indicted for conspiracy to commit health care fraud. In addition, Shahab; Pramod Raval, M.D., 56; Guy Ross, 48; Lura Barrett, 61; and Stephen Cartier, 50, were charged with conspiracy to violate the Anti-Kickback Statute. Shahab and Akhtar were also each charged with two counts of money laundering. The indictment seeks the forfeiture of assets from all the defendants.

According to the indictment, Shahab, Akhtar and Collins owned and operated Patient Choice and All American. The home health agencies purported to provide home health therapy services to Medicare beneficiaries. The indictment alleges that Patient Choice and All American billed for home health therapy services that were unnecessary and were never performed. In addition, it alleges that Collins and Mallory recruited patients and paid them kickbacks for their Medicare information and signatures on documents. These false documents were then used to bill Medicare for home health services that were not rendered. The indictment also alleges that El-Fallal used the identity of a licensed physician to sign physician referrals for home health therapy services that were medically unnecessary and not performed. The indictment charges Vigil, Chaudhary, Chaudry and Meda with falsifying medical records to make it appear that home health therapy services were provided.

In addition, the indictment alleges that Shahab, Dr. Raval, Ross, Barrett and Cartier engaged in a conspiracy where Shahab would pay kickbacks to the others in exchange for patient referrals and access to Medicare beneficiaries under Dr. Raval, Ross, Barrett and Cartier’s care.

The indictment alleges that Medicare paid Patient Choice and All American more than $14.5 million for services that were medically unnecessary and not provided between August 2007 and September 2009. The charge of health care fraud conspiracy carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The charge of violating the Anti-Kickback Statute carries a maximum prison sentence of five years and a fine of up to $25,000. Each violation of 18 USC 1956 (money laundering) carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years and a maximum fine of $500,000. Each violation of 18 USC 1957 (money laundering) carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.

It should be noted that Arcapita a/k/a First Islamic Investment Bank, headquartered in the Gulf and owned by a bunch of Gulf state sheikhs, bought America’s largest home healthcare company, a few years ago. At the time, company officials contacted me, worried that the new owners would encourage Medicare fraud. It’s a common practice in that community to bilk every possible U.S. government entitlement.

This is just the latest occurrence. And it won’t be the last.

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22 Responses

The amount of medicare/medicaid/welfare fraud that is perpetuated by the arabic residents of Dearborn is truly astounding.

Nothing like being dispatched for a 911 call to a “bigfoot” house with a driveway full of Mercedes and BMW’s for a headche or anxiety attack. Then being handed a medicaid card when you ask them for their insurance information.

The arabic doctors within Dearborn not only are some of the most incompetent but are THE biggest thiefs I have ever ran across.

The DoJ would run out of paper writting indictments if they wanted to investigate these “doctors” and “patients”.

The truth will set you free on January 14, 2010 at 2:54 pm

We honest Americans have to submit to degrading procedures to get benefits our tax dollars paid for while Muslims game and rip off the government with no real consequences. Who do you think our government serves? Clearly not us.

NormanF on January 14, 2010 at 3:32 pm

I am surprised that more of these physicians do not simply have their licenses yanked.

sorrow01 on January 14, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Unfortunately, there is also a tremendous amount of medicare/medicaid fraud perpetuated in Brooklyn, New York by
Russian Jewish Doctors, patients, Pharmacies.I have dozens of colleagues who tell me of Socalled Medicaid patients driving Lexuses and dressing in the finest furs.

THe Muslims of Brooklyn are in on the fraud as well.

Dr. G. Brooklyn,NY

Aaron Greenberg on January 14, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Truth… the pan Islamists in the US Attorney’s Office in eastern Michigan will cut a plea deal with the offenders. How many of them will really serve hard time? Your guess is good as mine.

NormanF on January 14, 2010 at 3:37 pm

can you blame them ??? they come from places where stealing is normal practice…

and if you can usualy get away with it, they figure why not and in the rare cases in which they get caught- they will do minimal jail time and pay a fine…………

the reason people come to america is to get rich quick……….arabs russians isrealis who ever 90 % of them are thieves and crooks sorry but i know them and if they can do it they will!!!!

drew299 on January 14, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Aaron, what Debbie wrote today is a preview attraction of what’s coming under Obamacare. If you think its bad today, wait til you see the fraud, waste and abuse that’s going to happen once the government begins running a sixth of the nation’s economy.

NormanF on January 14, 2010 at 3:39 pm

We have a plan and it does not involve lawyers.

Farouk You Fraudsters on January 14, 2010 at 7:01 pm

Entitlement programs enabled by people with entitlement attitudes will ALWAYS be rife with fraud and theft.


Get rid of the programs and make people pay as they go.

What? Punish the many for the few? What do think an entitlement program does in the first place.

It’s up to the individual, family and church to take care of their own….not the gov’t.

Is Medicare/Medicaide enumerated in the Constitution?
I didn’t think so.

Sam Adams on January 14, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Preach it Sam!

The truth will set you free on January 14, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Where in the Quran does it say that Muslims should commit Medicare fraud on non-Muslims? Oh, I get it, the point of this post is that Muslims are just inferior, filthy beings who are just pure evil. This has nothing to do with Islam, its just that anybody that follows Islam is evil, right, Debbie?

haha on January 14, 2010 at 10:16 pm

Debbie, as much as I personally dislike the murder cult of islime, I wish that I could say that ONLY muslimes commit Medicaid and Medicare fraud. The scammers are sadly across the spectrum.

Some of the names mentioned in your article appear to be Hindu and Christian.

One of the comments posted, points in the right direction—that people from IMMORAL, extra-corrupt cultures and “religions,” such as Communists from the former USSR and arabs/muslimes tend to be crooked WAY OUT OF PROPORTION to their population percentages.

Now if you want to show an area in which muslimes “excel,” one only has to point to terrorism, beheadings, torture, political murder and mayhem. The murder cult of islam EXCELS only in this area, If you want to see a “religion” which has achieved virtually nothing good—one only has to check out the list of Nobel Prizes—other than the “Peace Prize,” already received by TWO muslims—-Arafat and Buraq Hussein Obama–the muslims are incredibly UNDERREPRESENTED. Great cultures such as the Egyptians went from GREATNESS TO GARBAGE following their forced conversion to islam.

Hymie Zoltsveis on January 15, 2010 at 7:15 am

What about all the Jews who engage in financial fraud?

Bernie Madoff anyone?

Bobert Rpencer on January 15, 2010 at 11:14 am

If you don’t want your money going to fund our enemies, the Volt is a great step one.

The fact I can buy a volt an drive to work and back without using oil (most electricity where I live is from nuclear and coal) means I can run my car off American fuel most days and imported crap when I have to. I love it.

I don’t like Obama and his crew but when Dems talk about a new grid and wind energy, this is the time when their stopped clock is twice right.

Knowledgable on January 17, 2010 at 1:03 pm

The Volt is made inefficiently by a fascist government dictated corporation and Obama’s union thugs.

The “new grid” is vulnerable to EMP. Wind energy only works one fourth of the time and costs much more than nuclear.

The Dems are corrupt in anything and everything they do.

Jerry's Omen on January 18, 2010 at 7:21 am

Muhammad Shahab is my father and I know what he did was wrong. He is actually a good Muslim man, he just trusted the wrong people and now he’s paying the price. This was my father’s mistake, so please don’t go around blaming my religion for this mess

Asfand Shahab on January 29, 2010 at 9:40 am

    JazakAllah, may Allah (S.W.T) help you and your family in the difficult times.

    Muhammad on November 13, 2010 at 9:24 am

    My dear son Asfand come out of hallucination because you know what your father did and I know personally what he did and the comments are right because Shahab, only damage Medicare but he also damage asians. I know what he did and he did not trust anybody if he told you that he was in only because he trusted other so sorry to say that he lied to you or he does not have courage to speak truth in front of you because you are his son, I am also Muslim and working in Michigan and the people like shahab are money hunger and cheats and as far as you says that he is a good Muslim, sorry to ask you but you think that the he followed Islamic directions? The answer is NO. This is very bad that he told you the wrong or hide from you OR if you believe him or you don’t know anything so sorry to say but either you are insane or you thinks all of us are stupid. One thing in the last is that I personally hate people who use Islam to make them good for others and basically they are doing everything against Islam .they are MUNAFIQ. I feel sorry to you but I like to open your eyes and I love you if you don’t know what he did and I hate the people like shahab and you know some of his friends are also caught in same charges.

    Dr. Bill on November 25, 2011 at 11:34 pm

White people and Christians neeeever commit medicare fraud, right?

The single saddest thing in the world is reading how many people actually believe in this purely bigoted, unbelievably idiotic drivel.

reality on February 17, 2010 at 11:08 pm

I had been at the Oak Park clinic and reported this Medicare/Medicaid Fraud over 4 years ago. I submitted a 6 page detailed summary that explained how these abuses have occurred over at 7-10 year period. This fraud was in the nature of unnecessary tests and procedures and false medical diagnosis. Some patients would undergo 4-6 thousand dollars of tests in a single visit. When I informed Blue-Cross and the State Medicaid Fraud division, they were basically un-interested. Based on my experience reporting this case, no action was taken on my information. I was able to show that up to 6-9 million dollars was fraudulently billed by Dr. Raval over a 4 year period (this was a conservative estimate), however no action taken by the State Attorney Generals Office. So the 4.2 million dollar fraud that Dr. Raval performed with the Home Health Care is just tip of the iceberg. Greed was at the heart of Dr. Ravals action, however the State is Ok with that. They had information years ago but took no action.

Mary Matteau on March 22, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Dear Debbie and fellows,
None of us is perfect, human make mistakes but raising anger and hate among religions and nations we are simply running a showbiz.
Things will not remain the same forever; we are not giving a good present or future to humanity. Freedom of speech or press is not acceptable in all circumstances, If we want peace, humanity, justice, self sufficiency then every one of us has to fix ourselves, control desires, apply justice and speak truth.
How can we justify our living standard when we already know there are so many human beings without food, shelter, cloth, health care, education, jobs in Zimbabwe, Somalia, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq,…just because they were not born in U.S. or they don’t belongs to the same religion/color/race or we cannot compromise our luxury life style ?
Every one of us will be answerable one day because in the end nature will prevail.
Please be very careful in your remarks, every word can have severe consequences; it may cost a life in a part of the word where there is no law and we will be liable for that.

Muhammad Ali on November 13, 2010 at 9:57 am

Dr Pramod Raval got convicted 27 Oct 2012 by jury of medicare fraud. He received 175,000 dollars in kickbacks but got away with millions of fraudulent testing over years.

Mary on October 31, 2012 at 9:43 pm

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