Janesville Pharmacist Gets 2 Years Jail for Medicare/Medicaid Scams

A Janesville pharmacist was sentenced to 2 years in jail for making incorrect compensation declares to Medicare and Medicaid, amounting to about $740,000.

Mark Johnson, 55, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James Peterson in federal court in Madison on Wednesday.

Johnson pleaded guilty to one count of health care scams in May; he was charged with 46 counts in August of 2016.

According to the United States Attorney’s Office, Johnson made incorrect repayment claims for medication that was never ever offered to Medicare and Medicaid recipients.

He used incorrect prescription orders on the celebration, using the names of local doctors on the types.

The scams took place from January 2008 to March 2014, when he owned Kealey Pharmacy in Janesville.

Peterson stated at sentencing that Johnson’s conduct triggered a “substantial monetary loss” to the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

The case was opened when 2 previous staff members at the drug store alerted authorities of what was occurring.