Two Ocean Springs men accused in an $18M fraud scheme

Two Ocean Springs men are accused in a federal criminal complaint of taking kickbacks in an $18 million healthcare fraud scheme involving compound prescription pain creams.

According to our media partner, the Sun Herald, Dempsey Bryan Levi and Jeffrey Wayne Rollins are accused in a federal complaint of conspiracy and attempt to defraud the federal government in an $18 million scheme targeting military insurer, Tricare, and other private insurance companies.

The government named some of the business that allegedly assisted Levi and Rollins and other alleged co-conspirators in the healthcare fraud scheme: Garden’s Pharmacy, known as Lovelace Drugs, on Washington Avenue in Ocean Springs that began operations in 2013 after Clark Levi and others created the business.

The FBI raided Garden’s Pharmacy on May 30, 2019. Levi and Rollins pleaded not guilty during their first appearance in U.S. District Court in Hattiesburg last week.

Both are free on a $100,000 unsecured bond pending trial. The trials are tentatively set for the December 7th federal court calendar.

If convicted, each is facing a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

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