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Man gets prison time for $100 million health fraud

AP/Chicago Tribune, June 18, 2008

A former healthcare executive was sentenced to five years in prison for helping his Philippines-based company swindle $100 million from the U.S. military health insurance program. Thomas Lutz, 41, took responsibility for the six-year scheme in which Health Visions Corp. bilked $99.9 million from the military's Tricare program through inflated and fraudulent claims. The scheme deprived Tricare, which insures 9.2 million current and retired service members and dependents, of money it could have used to provide care for others, said U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb.