An Omaha dentist has been indicted in a federal crackdown on health care fraud, which charged more than 400 people.
The United States Justice Department says the cases involve falsified billings totaling more than $1.3 billion; primarily for narcotics and opioids.
Gregory Garro, Jr. of Omaha has been charged with two dozen counts of health care fraud. Federal prosecutors accuse Garro of falsely billing the Nebraska Medicaid program, accusing him receiving reimbursement for services never rendered.
According to federal prosecutors, Garro filed nearly 130 false claims between February 2013 and January 2016, collecting $82,554.
Of the 400+ people charged nationally, most have been accused of falsely prescribing opioids and other narcotics. Health care fraud and money laundering charges have also been filed.