California resident to begin serving wire fraud sentence

Sirous Sorat, 58, a California resident, self-surrendered today to the Federal Bureau of Prisons to begin serving a thirty-seven month sentence for wire fraud, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.
The sentence stems from Sorat’s conviction in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire for participating in a scheme to defraud companies that purchased fraudulent health insurance claims that Sorat represented were legitimate.
These claims were generated when Los Angeles area doctors purportedly gave workers compensation patients certain cream compound for joint and muscle pain. The government investigation revealed that, in fact, the doctors had not delivered the creams to the patients but Sorat nevertheless claimed to have purchased the resulting health insurance claims from the doctors. Sorat then sold the purported insurance claims to companies in Massachusetts and Florida, who, through a New Hampshire billing agent, submitted the claims to various insurance companies for potential reimbursement.
In addition to his jail sentence, Sorat was ordered to pay forfeiture and restitution of over $2.3 million.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys for the District of New Hampshire Michael Gunnison and Seth Aframe.

May 2, 2013

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