US charges 193 people in $2.75 billion health care fraud bust

(Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department has charged 193 people, including 76 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, with participating in health care fraud schemes worth $2.75 billion, the agency said on Thursday.

The government seized more than $231 million in cash, luxury vehicles, gold and other assets in the law enforcement action that spanned 32 federal districts.

Cases include unlawful distribution of millions of pills of Adderall and $146 million in fraudulent drug addiction treatment schemes, the department said in a statement.

(Reporting by Andrew Goudsward and Tyler Clifford; Editing by Doina Chiacu)