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University of California alleges $12M health fraud scheme


April 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California is asking a judge to halt what it claims is a health care fraud scheme that targeted students through their health plans and cost the university nearly $12 million, officials said Thursday.

The university alleges that students were targeted with social media ads that offered them as much as $550 to enroll in "sham clinical trials" by California Clinical Trials, LLC. A man listed in state records as the company's owner did not immediately respond Thursday evening to a call and email seeking comment.

"This needs to be immediately stopped," Dr....

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