Fines and prison time for medical supply seller’s fraud scheme

    Robert Saul will spend time in jail and pay hefty fines for the complicated medical supplies fraud scheme.

    Saul, the owner of Center City’s R&V Medical Supplies, was sentenced Tuesday to 66 months in prison for Medicare fraud. He and his wife paid kickbacks to workers at physicians’ offices, social serves and health care agencies for the personal information of Medicare beneficiaries, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal, and attempted to trick the beneficiaries about the medical equipment being ordered on their behalf.

    One lie involved telling them the city was giving away free medical supplies. Saul pleaded guilty in June, and in addition to jail time, faces supervised release, community service and nearly $1 million in combine fees for himself and R&V.

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