Close Associate Of James Biden Swindles Medicare In MEGA Fraud Scheme

By Alan Hume | Tuesday, 28 May 2024 09:20 PM
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In a recent development, Keaton Langston, a former business associate of James Biden, the younger brother of President Joe Biden, has pleaded guilty for his involvement in a healthcare fraud scheme.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) revealed that Langston, 39, confessed to billing for unnecessary tests and orders on behalf of companies in which he held a financial stake.

The DOJ press release stated, "Keaton Langston, 39, of Booneville, Mississippi, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Michael E. Farbiarz in Newark federal court to an information charging him with conspiracy to commit health care fraud." The scheme, which involved pharmacies, durable medical equipment (DME) companies, and a laboratory, resulted in losses to Medicare exceeding $51 million.

The court documents and statements revealed that Langston and his associates used these entities to defraud healthcare benefit programs. They offered and paid kickbacks and bribes in exchange for doctors' orders for DME, genetic cancer screening tests, and compounded medications. The involved entities submitted claims to Medicare for reimbursement without considering medical necessity, and a portion of the proceeds was sent to others as payment for the doctors' orders generated through the conspiracy.

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Langston and his associates concealed the payment of bribes, partly by entering into sham contracts designed to make it appear that suppliers were engaged in and being paid for legitimate marketing and referral services. The entities billed Medicare and other healthcare benefit programs approximately $51 million for tests and orders that were the product of the illicit scheme. Langston received approximately $10 million from these reimbursements.

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Langston was formerly a close associate of James Biden, who is not understood to have been involved in the scheme. The New York Post reported that Langston founded Fountain Health, a lab company, in May 2017 and offered its services to rural hospital operator Americore Health, which later went bankrupt. Records show James Biden was involved with Fountain Health in 2017 before connecting with Americore, which provided him with $600,000 in loans in 2018 as he allegedly vowed to use his political connections to secure foreign investors.

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The New York Post further reported that shortly after the lab firm launched, Joey Langston emailed James Biden and his son Keaton and three others about an upcoming "meeting for Fountain Health partners." The email read, "Jim will report to the group the results of his discussions earlier today with a contact at [Blue Cross Blue Shield]. There will also be discussion about how to proceed with the Union contacts that have been made by Jim and Keaton, within the last two weeks."

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James Biden is now seeking to "distance" himself from Langston. His attorney, Paul Fishman, previously claimed that his client had "conducted himself ethically and honorably in all his business dealings," despite evidence that he also traded off the family name with foreign governments.

Langston, meanwhile, is facing up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000. His sentencing is scheduled for October this year.

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