Saturday, December 4, 2021

Thomas Farese busted again

The DoJ announced Nov. 19 that Thomas Farese, 79, and Domenic Gatto, 47, have been charged with health care fraud, conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud and other crimes totaling $25m in losses by Medicare, Tricare and CHAMPVA, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ health program for eligible veterans' spouses and children. Its the second time in seven months the men have faced charges for health care fraud: in April, they and others were charged with conspiracy and committing fraud, bilking government health programs of $65m.
Thomas Farese (aka Tom Mix), the former consiglieri and street boss for the Colombo crime family was reportedly at the top of the scheme, which involved “durable medical equipment and genetic cancer screening.” Prosecutors called Farese "a capo in the Colombo organized crime family" with "contacts throughout the world to facilitate money-laundering transactions."