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Drug Screen Lab Owner Sentenced to 36 Months in Prison

NEW YORK – The US Attorney's Office, Western District of Virginia said on Tuesday that Michael Dube, the former owner of American Toxicology Labs (ATL), has been to 36 months in federal prison for healthcare fraud.

Dube previously pleaded guilty to two felony counts of healthcare fraud in a scheme involving his wife, Regan Dube. In 2011, Dube pleaded guilty to one count of intentionally omitting information in reports required under the Federal Controlled Substances Act and was excluded from participation in any federal healthcare program.

In 2013, though, Dube and Regan Dube established ATL in Johnson City, Tennessee with Regan Dube as the company's registered agent, and applied to participate in Medicare and Medicaid. She was listed on the applications as the owner while Dube's name was omitted.

ATL performed urine screens for parties who represented themselves as opioid treatment facilities. Between mid-2014, and early 2020, Medicare, Virginia Medicaid, Kentucky Medicaid and TennCare paid ATL $8.5 million while Dube "made employment decisions, negotiated business arrangements with providers, and otherwise participated in the management of ATL," the Attorney's Office said.

Dube and Regan Dube also received almost $442,000 in kickbacks from third parties for referrals of patients to those third parties.

Dube and Regan Dube will pay a total of $9,015,046, plus interest as a result of their convictions. Regan Dube was convicted for her role in the scheme last November. The Attorney's Office said they will have to repay all of the money they received from Medicare and Medicaid.