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Trump pardons Connecticut man convicted of health care fraud

January 20, 2021 GMT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who pleaded guilty in a 1998 health care fraud case was granted a full pardon by Donald Trump, the White House announced early Wednesday.

Glen Moss was among dozens of people Trump pardoned during the final hours of his administration.

In a statement, the Trump White House said Moss has become a “vital member of his community” and has been “committed to numerous philanthropic efforts at the national level, including St Jude’s Hospital for Children, Breast Cancer Awareness, and the Colon Cancer Foundation. Within his community, he has contributed to Danbury Hospital and Ann’s Place, a community-based cancer support center.”

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But Shannon Cobb, the president and chief executive officer of Ann’s Place, said they have no record of Moss’ contribution.

“We have no Glen Moss in our system at all,” she said. “I don’t know where they got that information.”

Moss pleaded guilty to a tax charge after he acknowledged conspiring to pay kickbacks to obtain referrals for his employer, Analytical Diagnostics Lab of Brooklyn, N.Y. He admitted that he earned close to $500,000 in 1992, but claimed a taxable income of just over $2,000.

The arrest was part of “Operation Overdraw,” a three-year federal investigation into medical fraud among doctors and medical supply companies.

Attempts to reach Moss were not successful. Phone numbers listed for him in Brookfield, Connecticut, were no longer in service.