Dallas man admits to $50M scheme to defraud military insurer

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas man has admitted in federal court that he participated in a scheme to defraud a military insurance program out of more than $50 million over a two-year period.

Thirty-eight-year-old Andrew Joseph Baumiller pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

He admitted his involvement in a conspiracy to defraud Tricare by submitting fraudulent claims for medically unnecessary prescription compounded medications.

Authorities say Baumiller was president of a Dallas compounding pharmacy who worked with others in providing illegal kickbacks in exchange for filling prescriptions.

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Baumiller is the first to plead guilty in the case. Eleven other defendants face trial next year.

Baumiller is scheduled to be sentenced in February and faces a maximum prison term of 10 years.