Elmhurst man charged in $12 million Medicare fraud scheme
ELMHURST – Federal law enforcement officials have announced an Elmhurst man was one of three people indicted for their alleged roles in a $12 million health care fraud scheme.
Roger A. Lucero, 62, of Elmhurst, was the physician and medical director of Medicall Physicians Groups, Ltd., a home visiting physician practice based in Schaumburg, which allegedly billed Medicare for patient services that were never provided, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release.
Rick E. Brown, 56, of Rockford, president of Home Care America, Inc., which controlled the daily operations of Medicall, was also indicted. He pleaded not guilty and was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond at his arraignment today in Federal Court, according to the release.
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