"Los Angeles prosecutors say a doctor was the ringleader in one of the state's biggest health fraud schemes that included unnecessary surgery by an untrained assistant that scarred patients for life.
Indictments unsealed Tuesday say a doctor and 14 associates bilked insurance companies out of $150 million in the scheme.
District Attorney Jackie Lacey says Dr. Munir Uwaydah was arrested in Germany on the 57-count indictment.
Eleven of his co-defendants appeared briefly in Los Angeles Superior Court and had not guilty pleas entered on their behalf. They were held on bail as high as $21.5 million."
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