MRI Provider Convicted On All 12 Counts In Kickback Scheme

A federal jury says Sam Sarkis Solakyan is guilty of engaging in an illegal kickback scheme that paid out nearly $9 million for referrals of workers’ comp claimants to his chain of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) centers. The scheme allegedly racked up over $284 million in illegal charges to carriers. The eight-day trial ended with … Read More »

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Trial Starting In MRI Provider’s Kickback Case

Federal prosecutors were scheduled to start making their case yesterday that Sam Sarkis Solakyan engaged in a major kickback scheme to direct referrals of workers’ comp claimants to his chain of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) centers in exchange for cash payments. The scheme is alleged to have racked up $284 million in charges related to … Read More »

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MRI Provider Charged with Bribery

United States Attorneys are due in court early next month to prosecute a 12-count workers’ comp fraud indictment. It is against Sam Solakyan for his alleged role in a major kickback scheme. Solakyan ran an MRI network under the names Vital Imaging and San Diego MRI Institute. Solakyan is seeking a dismissal. He is claiming … Read More »

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Fraudsters In $200M Scheme Sentenced

Convicted workers’ comp providers, cappers, attorneys and others associated with a wide-ranging workers’ comp kickback scheme are going to jail.  Federal courts have handed down prison sentences of up to five years and ordered millions in penalties. The cases, along with an earlier conviction and 10-year sentence for a radiologist, are part of the Fed’s … Read More »

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Feds Indict Alleged Comp Fraudster

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of California unsealed a 12-count indictment and arrest warrant against the head of a statewide imaging network with alleged ties to another well-publicized kickback and referral scheme. The indictment against Sam Solakyan who ran Vital Imaging, San Diego MRI Institute, Global Holdings, and other operations includes charges … Read More »

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New State, Federal Indictments In Alleged Kickback Scheme

Five medical providers, administrators and middlemen previously charged in a federal case with running an alleged kickback and capping scheme to defraud workers’ comp carriers are facing new charges in state court along with eight other individuals. Federal authorities also filed charges against three new defendants in the on-going investigation and revealed that a chiropractor … Read More »

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