A West Los Angeles man who was the owner of a medical supply company has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for his role in a scheme that fraudulently billed more than $4 million to Medicare.
Valery Bogomolny, 44, of Westwood, was sentenced Thursday to pay $1,266,860 in restitution.
Bogomolny was found guilty by a federal jury in November 2015 of six counts of health care fraud. According to evidence presented at trial, between January 2006 and October 2009, Bogomolny used his company, Royal Medical Supply in the Beverly Grove district of Los Angeles, to bill Medicare $4 million for power wheelchairs, back braces and knee braces that were medically unnecessary, not provided to beneficiaries or both.
The evidence further showed that Bogomolny created false documentation to support his false billing claims, including creating fake reports of home assessments that never occurred. Power wheelchairs were delivered to beneficiaries who were able to walk without assistance. In other cases, Bogomolny signed documents stating that he had delivered equipment when, in fact, the equipment was not actually delivered.