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West L.A. Man Convicted For $4 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme:

The ex-owner of a Los Angeles medical supply company was convicted Friday for his role in a $4 million Medicare fraud scheme.

Valery Bogomolny, 43, of West Los Angeles, was found guilty of federal health care fraud charges for using his company, Royal Medical Supply, to bill Medicare $4 million between January 2006 and October 2009 for power wheelchairs, back braces and knee braces that were medically unnecessary, not provided to beneficiaries or both, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The evidence showed that Bogomolny created false documentation to support his false billing claims, including creating fake reports of home assessments that never occurred, prosecutors said.

Bogomolny personally delivered power wheelchairs to beneficiaries who were able to walk without assistance and signed documents stating that he had delivered equipment when the equipment was not actually delivered, evidence showed.

He ultimately received $2.7 million from Medicare on the false claims.

Following the verdict, U.S. District Judge S. James Otero ordered Bogomolny remanded into custody to await sentencing on Feb. 29.

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