BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A Bakersfield attorney has been accused in a $22 million medical insurance fraud scheme.

KBAK-TV and KBFX-TV reported (http://bit.ly/2qMu2Md ) Tuesday that the Orange County District Attorney’s Office is charging Phil Ganong with using his businesses as a “front to overbill insurance companies.”

Ganong, who co-owns sober living homes throughout Southern California and operates a medical testing lab and a staffing agency, is accused of registering fraudulent employees and requiring them to give sometimes daily urine tests. The District Attorney’s Office says many of these so-called employees were really residents of the sober living homes.

The District Attorney’s Office announced charges against Ganong, his wife, his son, his sister-in-law and two Southern California doctors.

The six defendants allegedly collected $15 million from $22 million in fraudulent billings over a four-year span.

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