With what is likely to be one of the largest Medicare fraud take downs of its kind, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced yesterday that the Medicare Fraud Strike Force charged 111 defendants in nine cities for their alleged participation in Medicare Fraud schemes involving more than $225,000,000 in improper billing to the Medicare program. The defendants included doctors, nurses and health care company owners and executives. According to an FBI Press Release, more than 700 law enforcement agents from the FBI and the Department of Health and Human Services and State Medicaid Fraud Control Units were involved in Thursdays arrest. The arrests took place in cities the Strike Force has deemed to be fraud “hotspots” including Brooklyn, Houston, Los Angeles and Chicago.