Armenians face US health care scam charges

 BBC News

US officials have charged 73 people over what is thought to be the largest ever attempt to defraud the country’s medical insurance system.

Prosecutors say a network of Armenian gangsters and their associates set up fake clinics using stolen identities to make false claims for treatment.

Investigators said more than $35m (£22m) was paid out.

A US Attorney said the scheme’s scope and sophistication put the traditional mafia to shame.

Read More: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11539601

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