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Breathtaking Crime

Scott Tran, 44, was the owner of Tran Pharmacy in Lincoln, Neb. According to federal prosecutors, Tran submitted hundreds of fraudulent claims for TOBI, a drug used in inhalers for cystic fibrosis patients, in the names of his customers’ children. The fraud added up to over $14.4 million — the largest such fraud on record in Nebraska. Tran pleaded guilty and faces 8–10 years in prison, as well as paying full restitution. Tran’s attorney, Clarence Mock, said Tran didn’t steal the money so he could lead a “posh lifestyle.” Instead, according to Mock, he gambled away the majority of the money at casinos. (MS/Lincoln Journal-Star) ...He didn’t want a posh lifestyle by stealing, he wanted a posh lifestyle by gambling.
Original Publication Date: 04 October 2015
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