(AP) -- U.S. Attorney's officials say a Brunswick man has pleaded guilty to hi role in a Medicare fraud scheme.
First Assistant District Attorney James Durham says 46-year-old Avetik Moskovian and co-conspirators defrauded Medicare of about $1.5 million through a medical equipment company based in Brunswick.
Durham says they billed Medicare for services that were never provided. Durham says the conspirators stole identities of doctors in several states and submitted claims on behalf of dead people.
Officials say Moskovian formed sham businesses to launder the money and was living in Los Angeles when he was arrested. He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000.
A sentencing date has not been set.