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Case Number: 8:20-cr-00186-TDC
Judge: Theodore D. Chuang
Court: United States District Court for the District of Maryland (Prince George's County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Greenbelt, Maryland criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with healthcare fraud and payment of kickbacks.
Dr. Edward T. Buford, III, age 70, was charged with conspiracy to violate the anti-kickback statute in voolation of 18 U.S.C. 371 and conspiracy to commit mail and healthcare fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C.l 1349.
Defendant was accused of devising and executing a plan to defraud Medicaid in the District of Columbia.
Between January 2013 and May 2018, Buford and his co-conspirator paid kickbacks in exchange for Medicaid beneficiaries to be referred to his D.C. dental clinic, International Dental Associates, Inc. These Medicaid beneficiaries were offered cash bribes to receive dental services from Buford. Among the services offered were dentures and dental cleanings.
Buford used a P.O. Box in Silver Spring to receive the fraudulent funds from Medicaid to pay for these services.
05/05/2022 148 MOTION in Limine #1 to Exclude Evidence from 404(b) Notice by Kasandra Vilchez-Duarte as to Edward T. Buford, III, Kasandra Vilchez-Duarte, Donnie Amis. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Smock, Ned) (Entered: 05/05/2022)
05/05/2022 149 MOTION in Limine #2 to Exclude Codefendant Statements by Kasandra Vilchez-Duarte as to Edward T. Buford, III, Kasandra Vilchez-Duarte, Donnie Amis. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Smock, Ned) (Entered: 05/05/2022)
Outcome: Defendant pleaded guilty.