A former Fairfield County doctor has admitted to billing Medicaid for nearly $5 million, and hiding the money in a Swiss bank account before attempting to flee the country.
Darien resident Ramil Mansourov, who owned and operated Family Urgent Health Care in Norwalk, has pleaded guilty in New Haven District Court to health care fraud and money laundering offenses.
Mansourov, 49, purchased Immediate Health Care from Bharat Patel in 2012, renaming it Family Urgent Health Care, and allowed Patel to continue to work for the practice, John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, said.
From 2014 through November 2016, Mansourov admitted to billing Medicaid $4,994,027 for home, office and nursing home visits that never took place. During that time, Mansourov transferred some of the stolen funds to a bank account in Switzerland, then moved more than $1.3 million from that account to several domestic bank accounts, which were used for both personal and business expenses.
When the investigation heated up, Mansourov was arrested while attempting to flee to Canada on July 13 last year. He has been in custody since.
On June 25, Patel pleaded guilty to narcotics distribution and health care fraud offenses. Patel admitted that he wrote hundreds of medically unnecessary prescriptions for oxycodone and hydrocodone, and received $158,523.95 from federal health programs as a result of this scheme. Patel has been detained since his arrest on July 12 last year.
Mansourov is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 5, when he will face up to 30 years in prison, a fine of up to $10 million and an order of restitution. Mansourov has also agreed to forfeit $50,000 and surrender his federal controlled substances registration to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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