Five California physicians are among the eleven individuals indicted by a federal grand jury on May 20, 2010 for Medicare fraud. The scheme allegedly involved runners who were paid by the number of patients brought to the clinics, claims in excess of $5 million for nonexistent or medically unnecessary services, payments to "patients" for the use of their Medicare numbers, claims for services rendered to deceased beneficiaries, and fabrication of test results, sometimes from tests staffers performed on each other. Two of the conspirators have already entered guilty pleas, including a physician who admitted he had never set foot in the facility where he purportedly performed procedures.   For details, see the Department of Justice press release here