American fugitive accused of millions in Medicaid fraud detained in Montreal

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An American fugitive accused of defrauding Connecticut’s Medicaid program of $4 million was arrested at Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport Thursday.

Ramil Mansourov, 47, and his colleague, Bharat Patel, who ran a private, family medical practice in Connecticut, were charged with writing prescriptions like oxycodone outside the scope of legitimate medical practice, health care fraud, and money laundering. Patel remains in Connecticut, where he was arrested at home.

Mansourov entered Canada by way of car in New Brunswick July 12, according to the Canadian Border Services Agency. He was arrested on airport property near the hotel area by the CBSA on July 13.

Read more at Montreal Gazette

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.