Williamsburg pharmacy owner indicted in $800,000 Medicaid fraud case

August 29, 2013 Associated Press
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An indictment accuses a Brooklyn pharmacy owner of running an $800,000 Medicaid scheme.

The Brooklyn district attorney’s office said Thursday that Aleksandr Ilyayev allegedly billed Medicaid for HIV medications that were not dispensed, or were only partly dispensed.

Authorities also allege that the Williamsburg pharmacist gave patients kickbacks in the form of cash or Metrocards for participating.

Ilyayev denies any wrongdoing. Defense attorney John Kaley says the charges will be proved unfounded and his client should be presumed innocent in the meantime.

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The investigation ran from January 2011 to November 2012.

Prosecutors say the evidence includes video.

The Human Resources Administration and Department of Health and Human Services also were part of the investigation.

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