Dental practice owners charged with fraud, conspiracy

Multiple dental practice owners and co-conspirators were charged for allegedly taking part in a multifaceted racketeering conspiracy through a multistate network of dental practices and businesses.

Twelve individuals were charged Jan. 18 with operating and participating in a series of dental practices and the Savani Group that engaged in visa fraud, healthcare fraud, wire fraud involving federal tax evasion and money laundering, according to a Jan. 25 Justice Department news release.

The defendants allegedly engaged in a wide-ranging scheme to defraud Medicaid, U.S. Immigration authorities, the IRS, the FDA and to launder the fraud proceeds, according to court documents.

Based on their roles in the Savani Group, six of the defendants were charged with being part of a racketeer-influenced corrupt organization conspiracy. Three defendants were also charged with obstruction of justice.

The defendants are Bhaskar Savani, DMD, Niranjan Savani, DMD, Arun Savani, Sunil Philip, Amen Dhyllon, DDS, Aleksandra Radomiak, Jon Julian, DDS, Vivek Savani, Bharatkumar Parasana, Hiteshkumar Goyani, Piyusha Patel and Susan Malpartida.

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