A Chicago podiatrist, Ronald Mikos, has been indicted on charges he fatally shot a patient who was scheduled to testify against him in a Medicare fraud trial. The victim, Joyce Brannon, 54, was found dead in her apartment, just days before she was slated to testify. Mikos, 53, has been accused of defrauding Medicare of more than $1.25 million for procedures that were never performed or were less complex than he claimed. He faces 14 counts of mail fraud, five counts of healthcare fraud and six counts of obstruction of justice and witness tampering, in addition to the murder charges. Also indicted was a former patient, Charles Lobosco, 81, for allegedly taking thousands of dollars in kickbacks.
Healthcare fraud case leads to murder charges
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