Health Care Fraud; Aggravated Identity Theft; Receipt of Kickbacks for Patient Referrals; Income Tax Evasion; Aiding and Abetting; and Criminal Forfeiture
|Date(s) of Birth Used
||March 8, 1948
|Place of Birth
Yousef Kurdy is wanted for allegedly submitting claims for more than 35,000 office visits with Medicare and Medi-Cal patients, submitting hundreds of fraudulent claims when office visits never took place, billing for treating patients during times when he was not present, and failing to pay federal taxes for three years.
On January 26, 2012, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Kurdy by the United States District Court, Southern District of California, after he was charged with health care fraud; aggravated identity theft; receipt of kickbacks for patient referrals; income tax evasion; aiding and abetting; and criminal forfeiture. Kurdy was scheduled to self-surrender on January 30, 2012, but he failed to appear on that date. Kurdy fled the country and may be in Syria or Lebanon.