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Brooklyn pharmacists face Medicaid fraud charges

November 25, 2014 Associated Press
Eric Schneiderman, AP file photo

Seven owners and employees at three Brooklyn pharmacies face charges that they participated in a $5 million Medicaid fraud scheme.

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the indictments Monday.

Prosecutors say the businesses — Central Pharmacy, Hastings Drug Corp. and Buffalo Drugs — billed Medicaid for prescriptions that were never filled.

Prosecutors say documents indicated that two pharmacies were owned by a New Jersey woman named Beenish Daha and the third by her brother, Muhammed Khan of Queens.

In actuality, authorities say Daha’s pharmacies were owned by her father, Munir Khan, who was deported to Pakistan in 2008 following convictions for adulterating prescription drugs and filing false tax returns.

The three were among seven individuals charged in the case.

Attempts to reach their attorneys on Monday were unsuccessful.