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Three Sentenced in Medicare Fraud Scheme: According to the Department of Justice, a former hospital president and two co-conspirators were sentenced for their contribution to a Medicare fraud scheme. From 2005 to 2012, the three defrauded Medicare of $158 million by billing for services that were not provided. The former president was sentenced to 45 years in prison and ordered to pay $46,753,180 in restitution; the others received sentences of 20 years and $7,518,480 restitution, and 12 years and $46,255,893 restitution for their roles in the scheme. For more information, visit http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/former-president-riverside-general-hospital-sentenced-45-years-prison-158-million-medicare