Kickbacks, bribes and Cal. medical fraud scandal

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http://www.lamag.com/longform/kickbacks-bribes-and-the-horrifying-truth-behind-californias-largest-medical-fraud-scandal/

Kickbacks, Bribes, and the Horrifying Truth Behind California’s Largest Medical Fraud Scandal
Long Beach hospital owner Michael Drobot spent decades bilking the state of millions for unnecessary surgeries with allegedly bogus hardware, and plenty of doctors went along with him

March 21, 2016 Steven Mikulan Business, Crime 1 Comment

Ron Calderon sat alone in the New Deal-era federal courthouse at Spring and Temple streets in downtown Los Angeles. Moments before, this scion of a California political dynasty had strolled through the room’s big Wizard of Oz double doors, his suit jacket open to expose a generous girth, as though he were casually stepping onto the floor of the state senate, where he had once been a power broker. Nobody paid attention to him, and he had a whole row to himself. On this morning last April Calderon had nothing to do but fuss with his glasses and await the…

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