Friday, June 17, 2011

Dr. GAUTAM GUPTA wanted by the FBI for fraud

Criminal charges alleging that the owner of a chain of medically supervised weight-loss clinics defrauded both a private health insurance company and the Illinois Medicaid program were filed earlier this week, announced Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Mr. Grant was joined by Hiram Grau, Director of the Illinois State Police and Lamont Pugh III, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) in announcing the charges.
Dr. GAUTAM GUPTA, who owns and operates the Nutrition Clinic, with locations in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Naperville, Rockford and South Beloit, was charged with one count each of Mail Fraud, Health Care Fraud and Conspiracy, all of which are felony offenses, in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Springfield.
The complaint alleges that Dr. GUPTA, or members of his staff acting at his direction, submitted claims to both the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Insurance Company and the Illinois Medicaid program for unnecessary procedures or procedures which were never performed. The complaint indicates that, during the period of June 2001 through January of 2010, the Nutrition Clinic was paid nearly $25 million for claims submitted on behalf of clinic patients.
Attempts to locate and apprehend Dr. GUPTA have thus far been unsuccessful. As such, he is now the subject of a nationwide manhunt which is being coordinated by the Chicago FBI. Dr. GUPTA, whose last known address was 1660 North Mulford Road in Rockford, is described as a white/male of Indian descent, 57 years of age, 5’5” tall, 160 pounds, graying black hair which is sometimes worn in a ponytail, and brown eyes.
Anyone recognizing Dr. Gupta or having any information about his current whereabouts is asked to call the Chicago FBI at (312) 421-6700.
This case was investigated jointly by the Chicago FBI, the Illinois State Police – Medicaid Fraud Control Bureau, and the HHS-OIG.
If convicted of the charges filed against him, Dr. Gupta faces a possible sentence of up to 35 years incarceration.
The public is reminded that a complaint is not evidence of guilt and that all defendants in a criminal case are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

9 comments:

  1. He must be living like king of Kings in his native land.

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  2. That could be a fake name because why is it that people who have been accused of fraud, tend to have their names bouncing off all over the internet. Also, he got his medical degree from India that is suspicious as well because they know anyone could not check this person history with the school or even to check he's a real doctor. **Advice for Law enforcement: Be on the look out on airlines and have the airline security involve because he could escape to leave the country to India or some sort.

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  3. Also, look into public transportations like metro, cabs, and even traveling buses such as greyhound and others. Be quick about it. I have been a victim of many other frauds and I'm tired of this chaos frenzy being all over the place. I would one day develop my own private law enforcement in tackling fraud cases or even prevent them from happening in the future. I don't believe current law enforcement aren't doing a proficient job.

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  4. I'm sure he ran back to his native country and will hide out with all of his wealth and took his son with him. He owns farmland in Iowa too, maybe look in the barns there?

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  5. "he got his medical degree from India that is suspicious as well because they know anyone could not check this person history with the school or even to check he's a real doctor"
    the person who posted this is a complete moron and doesnt understand anything about medicine
    if you are from india, china, africa or southern illinois--all doctors have to pass a board exam administered in the USA---idiot..
    and i am sure the cops will heed your advice as well---go back to the porn sites fool

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  6. agree to above---as a reminder to the first person--lots of surgeries are done in india and a lot of their schools are better than in the USA--they only come to the US to make money--in india you practice because you love to heal--american doctors do it for money--poor gautam got caught up in the lifestyle

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  7. Good job pointing out all the OBVIOUS places to look "Anonymous!" I'm sure the FBI figured that all out already genius!
    -DD

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  8. Why its happened only in Chicago, If you take out the history of Chicago doctors. Two brothers by profession doctor ripped of one of the Chicago South Side County Hospital. There was another story of a bell boy turn doctor again Chicago South Side big racket with insurance over charged fraud. Gear up buddies when you saw the Dr. GAUTAM GUPTA prior history of other activities involvement. And most of the cases in Chicago IL. It seems likely the bureaucrats and politician involvement is there in Chicago Illinois. Get in to the grass root level and work with your due diligently. And make it a policy keep a trigger alert once any thing suspicious act immediately, Don't wake up after 2-3 year by that time this kind frauds take away all $$$.

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  9. Actually Dr. Gupta is a very smart man and graduated medical school at the age of 20 and graduated the top of his class,you people know nothing and his son at the age of 16 was going to Harvard, He is actually a good man but made bad decisions, he did ALOT for everyone he knew or was in need. He is not an idiot, hense the fact he made all this money, got away and still to this day has not been found...How do I know this? He used to be my boss.
    The people that have really lost in this whole thing is his children, who loved their father and will never get a chance to know what a good man he actually was or how much he loved them. Instead they will only have these most wanted pics to look at...and thats sad......

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