Duluth man indicted for Medicare fraud

ATLANTA -- A Duluth man was indicted this week on allegations that his Doraville medical clinic filed more than $5.5 million in false Medicare claims.

David Song Sen Cui, 43, of Duluth was indicted by a federal grand jury on 11 counts of health care fraud. According to federal prosecutors, Cui's Atlanta Hope Medical Group, Inc., filed claims purporting that it provided physical therapy services for elderly patients.

Those services, United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said, were actually "only massages given by unlicensed massage therapists." Cui reportedly billed the massages to Medicare under a doctor's name "who did not render the services and was not even present at the clinic."

The alleged crimes occurred between November 2008 and August 2011.

Each count of health care fraud carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.