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Pharmacy Owner Stole From Medicaid--Again

A pharmacy owner who was convicted of defrauding Medicaid in 2001 has done it again, police say. As The Tampa Tribune reports, Samuel Wahba was barred from participating in federal health programs for 15 years, but the U.S. Attorney’s Office say that didn’t stop him from setting up a new pharmacy and bilking Medicare and Medicaid out of $5 million.

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