Wethersfield Man Charged With Organizing Scheme To Defraud Medicaid

Prosecutors say a Wethersfield man faces conspiracy charges in what they say was a scheme involving a former doctor to have Medicaid recipients obtain prescription drugs paid for by Medicaid,  then selling the drugs illegally on the street.

The office of Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane charges 33-year-old Cyril Pham of Wethersfield arranged the scheme,  in which Richard Luzietti,  formerly a physician in Plainville, wrote the prescriptions for people who were not patients.  They then filled the prescriptions, charging Medicaid,  and sold them to Pham,  and Pham and Luzietti allegedly sold them on the streets.  Luzietti was convicted in the scheme last summer.

Pham is charged with one count each of conspiracy to unlawfully obtain a controlled substance, conspiracy to make a false prescription, and conspiracy to unlawfully obtain a controlled substance.

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