DETROIT (AP) -- A 54-year-old Detroit man has acknowledged his role in a conspiracy that resulted in fraudulent Medicare claims.
The Justice Department said Friday that Clarence Cooper pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Detroit to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud.
Authorities say Medicare information obtained from people receiving the benefits was sold to home health care companies in the Detroit area. Those companies submitted claims for services not provided or not medically necessary.
Medicare was billed for nearly $1 million in services.
Those billings were part of a larger conspiracy involving more than $24 million in Medicare claims.
Cooper is scheduled to be sentenced on July 23. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
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