Milwaukee real estate developer Boris Gokhman was ordered to pay $90,000 in a civil lawsuit related to his defrauding of Medicaid. The civil forfeiture equals $5,000 each for 18 fraudulent claims submitted to Medicaid.
The civil and criminal cases relate to an investigation of the now defunct Cares R Us Home Health Care Agency Ltd. The company received more than $1 million in Medicaid money for nursing and personal services that were not performed or were not necessary.
Gokhman.s part in the fraud included submitting false time sheets for services never really provided to his parents, who were Cares R Us clients. He claimed that he provided services on 650 consecutive days, when in reality he was traveling in the U.S., Canada, and Caribbean for many of those days. The fraudulent billings brought in $29,000 to the company, of which Boris was paid $12,050.
In September 2004, Boris was sentenced to a year of probation and a fine of $7,500 after pleading guilty in the criminal portion of the case.
Boris, a Russian immigrant, has developed hundreds of apartments and condominiums in the Milwaukee area with his company, New Land Enterprises LLP.