January 30, 2023

Several dental office owners and co-conspirators have been indicted in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for alleged involvement in a multi-faceted conspiracy conducted through a multi-state network of dental offices and related dental companies.

On Jan. 18, a federal grand jury issued an indictment indicting 12 people for operating and participating in a series of dental practices and related companies (the Savani Group) engaged in visa fraud, healthcare fraud, wire fraud involving federal tax evasion were involved. and money laundering. Six of the defendants were accused of being part of a conspiracy by a blackmail-influenced corrupt organization (RICO) because of their role in the Savani group, and three defendants were also charged with obstruction of justice.

According to court documents, the defendants were allegedly part of a broader plan to defraud Medicaid, US immigration authorities, the IRS and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and launder the proceeds of the fraud. Bhaskar Savani, 57, and Niranjan Savani, 51, both from Maple Glenn, Pennsylvania, and both licensed dentists, owned and controlled the Savani Group dental practices. Arun Savani, 55, of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, owned and directed the Savani Group companies and was responsible for the financial affairs of the Savani Group. The three brothers – Bhaskar, Niranjan and Arun – allegedly conspired to recruit foreign workers for US work visas while concealing the true job titles and responsibilities of the workers.

Sunil Philip, 57, of Newton, Pennsylvania, was an external accountant for Savani Group and personal accountant to Bhaskar, Arun and Niranjan Savani. Philip was allegedly involved in a wire fraud scheme along with Bhaskar, Arun and Niranjan Savani to evade federal taxes.

Amen Dhyllon, 44, of Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, was a board-certified dentist for the Savani Group. Aleksandra Radomiak, 45, of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, was an employee and manager of a Savani Group dental practice. Dhyllon and Radomiak, along with Bhaskar, Arun and Niranjan Savani, allegedly ran a program to use nominated dental office owners “on paper” to receive and continue to benefit from Medicaid contracts after managed care companies sold the dental offices of the Savani Group in Pennsylvania had canceled Medicaid contracts.

Jon Julian, 70, of South Carolina, was a chartered dentist for the Savani Group. Along with Bhaskar and Niranjan Savani, Julian is said to have conspired to bring counterfeit and mislabeled dental equipment onto US trade.

Vivek Savani, 35, Bharatkumar Parasana, 55, and Hiteshkumar Goyani, 39, all from North Wales, Pennsylvania; and Piyusha Patel, 41, of Ankenny, Iowa, were employed under the H1B visa program under the guise of serving on specialty jobs for Savani Group, but were actually performing office support roles for Savani Group’s dental practices.

Susan Malpartida, 27, of Passaic, New Jersey, was serving in an office support role and allegedly obstructed the investigation when she made false statements about the job role of a Savani Group employee.

The defendants and their defendants:

Surname

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If convicted, each accused faces a maximum penalty of:

Bhaskar Savani

conspiracy to commit racketeering, conspiracy to commit visa fraud, visa fraud, conspiracy to obstruct justice, conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, healthcare fraud, money laundering conspiracy, money laundering, conspiracy to defraud the US Treasury Department, wire fraud and conspiracy to falsify and Selling a mislabeled medical device in interstate commerce.

Gangster Conspiracy: (20 years)

Conspiracy to commit visa fraud: (5 years)

Visa fraud: (10 years)

Conspiracy to obstruct justice: (5 years)

Health Care Fraud Conspiracy: (10 years)

Healthcare fraud: (120 years)

Money Laundering Conspiracy: (20 years)

Money Laundering: (210 years)

Conspiracy to Defraud the US Treasury Department: (5 years)

Wire Fraud: (20 years)

Conspiracy to distribute an adulterated and mislabeled medical device in interstate commerce: (5 years)

Arun Savani

Extortion conspiracy, visa fraud conspiracy, visa fraud, obstruction of justice conspiracy, healthcare fraud conspiracy, healthcare fraud, money laundering conspiracy, money laundering, US Treasury Department fraud conspiracy and wire fraud.

Gangster Conspiracy: (20 years)

Conspiracy to commit visa fraud: (5 years)

Visa fraud: (20 years)

Conspiracy to obstruct justice: (5 years)

Health Care Fraud Conspiracy: (10 years)

Healthcare fraud: (120 years)

Money Laundering Conspiracy: (20 years)

Money Laundering: (210 years)

Conspiracy to Defraud the US Treasury Department: (5 years)

Wire Fraud: (20 years)

Niranjan Savani

Extortion conspiracy, visa fraud conspiracy, visa fraud, healthcare fraud conspiracy, healthcare fraud, US Treasury fraud conspiracy, wire fraud and conspiracy to distribute a counterfeit and mislabeled medical device in interstate commerce.

Gangster Conspiracy: (20 years)

Conspiracy to commit visa fraud: (5 years)

Visa fraud: (20 years)

Health Care Fraud Conspiracy: (10 years)

Healthcare Fraud: (age 30)

Conspiracy to Defraud the US Treasury Department: (5 years)

Wire Fraud: (20 years)

Conspiracy to distribute an adulterated and mislabeled medical device in interstate commerce: (5 years)

Sunil Philip

Extortion conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, US Treasury fraud conspiracy, and wire fraud conspiracy.

Gangster Conspiracy: (20 years)

Money Laundering Conspiracy: (20 years)

Conspiracy to Defraud the US Treasury Department: (5 years)

Wire Fraud: (60 years)

Amen Dylon

conspiracy to commit extortion, conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, healthcare fraud and money laundering conspiracy.

Gangster Conspiracy: (20 years)

Health Care Fraud Conspiracy: (10 years)

Health Care Fraud: (age 80)

Money Laundering Conspiracy: (20 years)

Alexandra Radomiak

Conspiracy to Commit Extortion, Conspiracy to Commit Healthcare Fraud and Healthcare Fraud.

Gangster Conspiracy: (20 years)

Health Care Fraud Conspiracy: (10 years)

Healthcare Fraud: (age 20)

Jon Julian

Conspiracy to sell counterfeit and mislabeled dental equipment.

Conspiracy to distribute an adulterated and mislabeled medical device in interstate commerce: (5 years)

Vivek Savani

Visa fraud conspiracy.

Conspiracy to commit visa fraud: (5 years)

Bharatkumar Parasana

Visa fraud conspiracy.

Conspiracy to commit visa fraud: (5 years)

Hiteshkumar Goyani

Visa fraud conspiracy.

Conspiracy to commit visa fraud: (5 years)

Piyusha Patel

Conspiracy to commit visa fraud and visa fraud.

Conspiracy to commit visa fraud: (5 years)

Visa fraud: (10 years)

Susan Malpartida

Conspiracy to obstruct justice.

Conspiracy to obstruct justice: (5 years)

Bhaskar, Arun and Niranjan Savani, Sunil Phillip and Aleksandra Radiomak made their first court appearances on January 20 in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

This was announced by Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and US Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

The FBI, Homeland Security Investigations, IRS Criminal Investigation, US Department of State Diplomatic Security Service, Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General, FDA, Department of Labor Office of the Inspector General, Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, Iowa The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the case.

Senior Policy Advisor Darrin L. McCullough and Trial Attorney Colin W. Trundle of the CID’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Division, and Assistant US Attorneys Leslie S. Bonney, Meaghan A. Flannery, Sarah L. Grieb and Kevin L. Jayne for the Der Eastern District of Pennsylvania is following the case.

An accusation is just an allegation. All accused are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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