California: Obama megadonor indicted for manslaughter, fraud

California: Obama megadonor indicted for manslaughter, fraud

[Ed. – Bet he’ll lose a hard drive shortly.]

The Orange County Grand Jury has indicted 15 people — including a major donor to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, 10 doctors and a pharmacist — for their alleged involvement in a multi-million dollar workers compensation fraud scheme. The alleged ringleader and two others also face one charge of involuntary manslaughter.

The sealed indictment — obtained by KPCC — accuses Obama donor Kareem Ahmed of orchestrating the elaborate operation. According to the filing:

  • Ahmed allegedly hired pharmacists to produce three “compounded transdermal cream.”
  • Ahmed then paid kickbacks to a number of physicians and chiropractors to prescribe the creams to their workers’ compensation patients.
  • Ahmed then allegedly conspired with the doctors to submit fraudulent workers’ compensation claims.

Ahmed paid physicians a total of more than $25 million to dispense the compound creams between June 15, 2010, and Dec. 31, 2012, according to the indictment. …

One of the 44 counts in the indictment charged Ahmed, Rudolph and Jarminski of involuntary manslaughter. It alleged that on or about Feb. 3, 2012, the three “did unlawfully and without malice kill Andrew G. (a minor) … in the commission of a lawful act which might produce death, in an unlawful manner and without due caution and circumspection.” The indictment gave no other details. …

Ahmed was a top donor to Democratic efforts in 2012. He gave more than $1 million, with most of it going to the pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.

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