A grand jury in the Western District of Arkansas has returned an indictment charging a lab owner with more than $100 million in false billings for COVID-19 testing and other clinical services.

The U.S. Department of Justice said in a press release that court documents show Billy Joe Taylor, 42, of Lavaca, engaged in a scheme between February 2017 and May 2021 in connection with medically unnecessary and unordered diagnostic laboratory testing, including for respiratory illnesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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