Health Care Scheme Leader In Court

He was a local businessman who lived in a 7-million dollar mansion in Franklin.

Prosecutors say he was also the mastermind behind one of the largest health care fraud schemes.
38 year old Mashiyat Rashid is to be sentenced today in Detroit Federal Court.

He operated the Tri-County Wellness group and operated numerous pain clinics here in Michigan and Ohio

He pled guilty to paying kickbacks to recruit patients, soliciting bribes for doctors to refer Medicare patients and money laundering.

Investigators say his scheme also involved dispensing controlled substances to to some patients who were addicted to narcotics and that many of the drugs then ended up being sold on the street.

He is facing a possible life prison term.