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Charlotte doctor charged with defrauding $11.4 million federal programs – WSOC TV

CHARLOTTE — A Charlotte doctor faces federal charges in a scheme that defrauded federal benefit programs of more than $11 million, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Monday.

Sudipta Mazumder, 46, of Charlotte, was charged with one count of health care fraud and six counts of misrepresentation relating to health care matters.

In 2019 and 2020, Mazumder allegedly signed fraudulent orders for medically unnecessary “durable medical equipment,” specifically knee braces, resulting in thousands of fraudulent claims totaling more than $11.4 million.

The indictment alleges that she falsely stated that she performed medical examinations of Medicare and TRICARE beneficiaries and falsely certified that the braces were medically necessary, officials said.

Mazumder received unsigned orders for braces for the recipients, which she signed and returned to the telemedicine company in exchange for $20 for each so-called assessment she performed.

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The health care fraud charge carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years and a fine of $250,000. The charge of false health care claims carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of $250,000 per count.

Mazumder’s initial appearance is scheduled for July 12 in federal court in Charlotte.

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