DALLAS -- Two North Texas men accused of bilking the Defense Department’s healthcare system of more than $65 million were in custody Wednesday facing fraud charges, the U.S. attorney’s office reported.
Richard Robert Cesario, 44, of Plano and John Paul Cooper, 47, of Southlake have been indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, four counts of receipt of illegal remuneration (service) and six counts of payment of illegal remuneration, a news release said.
Cesario founded the Dallas company CMGRX LLC in 2014 and was CEO and treasurer. Cooper was the company president and secretary. They were arrested Tuesday.
TRICARE is the name of the healthcare program that provides coverage to active duty service members, the National Guard and reserve members, retirees, their families and survivors.