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Former Roxbury pharmacist convicted of defrauding Medicaid

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Published on April 27, 2011 in The Boston Globe MetroDesk Blog

A former Roxbury pharmacist has been convicted of falsely collecting Medicaid reimbursements totaling more than $555,000.

Aloysius Chukwukere Nsonwu, 63, pleaded guilty last week in Suffolk Superior Court to 25 counts of Medicaid false claims, 25 counts of larceny by false pretenses, and conspiracy. He collected the money from December 2004 to January 2009, Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office said in a statement.

Nsonwu was the owner and sole officer of Egleston Square Pharmacy Inc. He was reimbursed for prescriptions for HIV medication that were never ordered by a doctor and never dispensed.

He pleaded guilty in February to similar charges in a separate federal case. He is to be sentenced June 17 in federal court. Once he is sentenced in federal court, he will return to Suffolk Superior Court for sentencing on the state charges, the attorney general’s office said in a statement.

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Written by jdunccc

April 27, 2011 at 10:16 am

Posted in MetroDesk Blog, The Boston Globe

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