Video: Medicare Ambulance Fraud

By Leslie Gersing, Producer

Emmy-nominated investigation produced by Leslie Gersing at WCBS-TV; co-reported and narrated by Mike Taibbi. Airdate: October 6, 1995. This investigation began in 1994 and led to two reports for WCBS-TV (in February 1995 with Arnold Diaz reporting, and October 1995) and helped lead to the December 2002 sentencing of Hugh Nastasi to 6.5 years in prison and a $57 million in restitution for defrauding Medicare since 1994 through his undisclosed ownership and operation of Dell and Metro 1 ambulance firms.

It also led to a $2.85 million settlement with Steve Zakheim’s ambulance firms and Medicare in 2010.


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