U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that Kimberly Homrighausen, 44, and Richard Homrighausen, 37, both of Mississippi were sentenced in federal court on January 7, 2021 by United States District Judge Barry W. Ashe for conspiracy to pay and receive kickbacks related to compounded medications paid for by TRICARE, a federally funded health care benefit program that serves United States military personnel and their families.

At their guilty pleas, the defendants admitted to paying kickbacks to TRICARE beneficiaries to induce them to obtain compounded medications, costing TRICARE a total of approximately $9 million. To conceal the kickbacks, the defendants created a purported non-profit that paid off the beneficiaries under the guise of “grants” to thank them for their military service.

Richard Homrighausen was sentenced to 2 years imprisonment, Kimberly Homrighausen was sentenced to 1 year and 1 day with 3 years supervised release for both defendants.

Judge Ashe also ordered both defendants to pay restitution in the amount of $1,754,518—the amount of money they obtained through the scheme.

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