Medicaid Cheat Caught, Ordered to Pay Fine of $350 Million

Prosecutors yesterday announced they had caught a sleazy thief leaching off the government by committing Medicaid fraud. The suspect, the multi-million-dollar pharmaceutical company Shire, admitted no wrongdoing and paid a $350 million fine, as one does when one has committed no wrongdoing.

The fraud was carried out by getting doctors to use and overuse its Dermagraft fake skin in cases where people already had skin. Dermagraft is approved only to treat diabetic foot ulcers or in cosmetic surgery to enhance one’s appearance of being a fine, upstanding, white-collar wrongdoing-non-admitter rather than a dirty, lawless Medicaid cheat.