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Medicaid Fraud / Chicago / Special #490191

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 28, 1976
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(Studio) Federal grand jury in Chicago, Illinois, indicts 16 in Medicaid fraud, involving 6 leaders Department of Health, Education and Welfare estimates millions lost annually due to abuses. Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Unit begun in Chicago. $20 million may have been lost in Chicago area.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Eugene Ziperstein ran several "Medicaid mills." He and 15 others indicted. More indictments may follow.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Chicago, Illinois) Mills shown; in ghetto areas. Org. crime may be involved. Clinics and drugstores in empire. Haymarket drugstore center of operation; also scene of 2 murders. Allen Ziperstein and Robert Fields were partners of Eugene Ziperstein. Both shot to death. Police sgts. Mike Caccitolo and Jim Dvorak worked on case. [DVORAK - talks of the fraud.] Many Ziperstein doctors are foreign ntls., work for flat salary. [CACCITOLO - explains technique of fraud.] Ziperstein home shown. Aspects of fraud reported.
REPORTER: Eric Burns

(Studio) Senator Frank Moss says Illinois Medicaid mills figured in recent investigation by Senate committee
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Burns, Eric;
Chancellor, John

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