New DH calendar
Article updated: 12/21/2012 5:59 PM

Business owner gets 10 years for health care fraud

text size: AAA
By Associated Press

A federal judge has sentenced a South suburban Chicago man to 10 years in prison for defrauding Medicare of more than $2.9 million in a home health care scheme.

U.S. District Judge Charles Kocoras handed down the sentence Thursday against Bahir Haj Khalil of Palos Heights. He also ordered Khalil to pay restitution and forfeit his assets.

Advertisement

Authorities say the 34-year-old Khalil was co-owner and executive manager of House Call Physicians, a home health business that submitted tens of thousands of false claims for unnecessary medical services.

Khalil was convicted in September. He's the last of three defendants to be sentenced.

The judge says he wants the sentence to send the message that such crimes will be treated harshly. Prosecutors say Khalil preyed on elderly victims and used them to enrich himself.

Comments ()
We are now using Facebook comments to offer a more inclusive, social and constructive discussion. Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.

This article filed under

Latest Video

MostViewed

Today
Yesterday
Most Commented
Top Jobs

    View all Top Jobs Place a job ad

    MarketsReport

    DHExtras

       
    • Newspaper next section - Newspaper next section Report card checker - report card checker
    • Dh innovation award 2 - Dh innovation award 2 Zillow /real estate page
    • Discuss refer On Guard series
    • Newspaper archives -- Monday or anyday Mike North

    FacebookActivity

    BusinessDirectory

    Connect with a business or service in your area fast. First select a town, then enter a search term or choose one of the listed popular searches:

    Don't see your town listed? Visit our full directory to begin your search.