Seven Bridges Resident, Subject Of “Information” In May, Entered Guilty Plea In September. Faces Decade In Federal Prison.
Unrelated To Other Seven Bridges Lawsuits, Indictments, FBI Activity
DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The United States Department of Justice confirmed to BocaNewsNow.com that the Richard Davidson who pleaded guilty to medicare fraud charges last week is the same Richard Davidson who goes by “Dr. Rich” to patients of his Boca Raton practice, Totality Chiropractic, on Yamato Road. Davidson owns a home in “Seven Bridges” in Delray Beach.
Federal court documents obtained by BocaNewsNow.com show the incredible speed in which prosecutors filed an “information” — a charging document that doesn’t require a grand jury — and accepted Davidson’s guilty plea. The information was filed in May. The guilty plea came last week. By pleading guilty, the Department of Justice says Davidson admits to his role in massive healthcare fraud. He faces a decade in prison and has agreed to forfeit $2,472,087 to the United States.
From the Department of Justice:
“According to the plea agreement, in 2018, Davidson and his conspirators established a conglomerate of durable medical equipment (“DME”) supply companies. During the creation of the companies, they lied to Medicare to secure billing privileges. The scheme involved placing the companies in the names of straw owners. By concealing their true ownership, the conspirators secretly gained control of multiple companies, which Medicare prohibits. This enabled the conspirators to submit high volumes of illegal DME claims while attempting to evade law enforcement scrutiny. In one year, through the conglomerate, Davidson and his conspirators submitted more than $20 million in illegal DME claims, resulting in more than $10 million in payments from Medicare and the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (“CHAMPVA”).”
The case was investigated by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the FBI, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the IRS and other agencies.
BocaNewsNow.com reported on an FBI raid in Seven Bridges in June. That raid appears unrelated to this case. This case is also unrelated to another Seven Bridges resident facing federal charges in what prosecutors call an “illegal dietary supplement scheme.” Also unrelated: a federal lawsuit filed by a homeowner against another homeowner in the community as well as the homeowners association.
Whether Davidson’s prompt guilty plea results in a reduced sentence won’t be known for some time — a sentencing date has not yet been set. Davidson’s wife signed a $100,000 bond agreement to secure her husband’s release.
Documents related to the case are below:
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