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July 20, 1991 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The owner of a Valencia pharmaceutical supply company was sentenced to nearly four years in prison and ordered to repay $5 million after defrauding Medi-Cal out of $7.2 million, the third largest such case in the agency's history, the state attorney general's office said Friday. Roy Pacia, 51, owner and president of Bruce Pharmacal Inc., was sentenced Thursday by Superior Court Judge Clarence A. Stromwall on two felony counts of defrauding the state's Medi-Cal program through phony billings.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1991 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The owner of a Valencia pharmaceutical supply company was sentenced to nearly four years in prison and ordered to repay $5 million after defrauding Medi-Cal out of $7.2 million, the third largest such case in the agency's history, the state attorney general's office said Friday. Roy Pacia, 51, owner and president of Bruce Pharmacal Inc., was sentenced Thursday by Superior Court Judge Clarence A. Stromwall on two felony counts of defrauding the state's Medi-Cal program through phony billings.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1991 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Valencia executive charged with defrauding Medi-Cal out of $7.2 million through phony billings has emerged from hiding in the Philippines and surrendered, the California attorney general's office said Tuesday. Roy Pacia, president and owner of Bruce Pharmacal Inc., masterminded one of the largest phony-billing cases in Medi-Cal history, said Dennis Cowan, an investigator for the attorney general. Pacia, a naturalized U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1991 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Valencia executive charged with defrauding Medi-Cal out of $7.2 million through phony billings has emerged from hiding in the Philippines and surrendered, the California attorney general's office said Tuesday. Roy Pacia, president and owner of Bruce Pharmacal Inc., masterminded one of the largest phony-billing cases in Medi-Cal history, said Dennis Cowan, an investigator for the attorney general. Pacia, a naturalized U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1991 | JOHN RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four employees of a Valencia firm were charged Thursday with perpetrating a $7.2-million Medi-Cal scam that involved using the names of thousands of aid recipients, the state attorney general's office said. Eliseo Sur of Granada Hills, Macario Tiu Sr. of Valencia, Carol Dunbar of Newhall and Lisa Cabuntala of Los Angeles were arraigned in Los Angeles Municipal Court on charges of taking part in the alleged fraud while they worked at Bruce Pharmacal Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1991 | JOHN RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four employees of a Valencia firm were charged Thursday with perpetrating a $7.2-million Medi-Cal scam that involved using the names of thousands of aid recipients, the state attorney general's office said. Eliseo Sur of Granada Hills, Macario Tiu Sr. of Valencia, Carol Dunbar of Newhall and Lisa Cabuntala of Los Angeles were arraigned in Los Angeles Municipal Court on charges of taking part in the alleged fraud while they worked at Bruce Pharmacal Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1991 | STEVE PADILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The owner of a pharmaceutical supply company in Valencia has been charged with defrauding Medi-Cal out of $7.2 million through phony billings, one of the largest such cases in the agency's history, the state attorney general's office said Thursday. Charges of grand theft and filing false claims were brought in Los Angeles Superior Court against Roy Pacia, owner of Bruce Pharmacal Inc., on Dec.
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February 1, 1991 | From United Press International
California lost more than $68 million in the last two years to companies that overbilled the state for diapers and medical equipment, state Controller Gray Davis said Thursday. Total losses to the Medi-Cal program because of phony bills submitted by medical equipment companies could approach $120 million, Davis told a Capitol news conference. "Most of these people intended to rip us off. They were not legitimate businesses," he said. "Their whole business was billing us.
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June 8, 1991 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The owner of a Valencia pharmaceutical supply company has pleaded guilty to defrauding Medi-Cal out of $7.2 million through phony billings, one of the largest such cases in the agency's history, the state attorney general's office said Friday. Roy Pacia, 51, owner and president of Bruce Pharmacal Inc., entered the plea Thursday before Municipal Judge Candace Beason to two felony counts of defrauding the state's Medi-Cal program, said Deputy Atty. Gen. Henry Torres Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1991 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The owner of a Valencia pharmaceutical supply company pleaded guilty to defrauding Medi-Cal out of $7.2 million through phony billings, one of the largest such cases in the agency's history, the state attorney general's office said Friday. Roy Pacia, 51, owner and president of Bruce Pharmacal Inc., entered the plea Thursday before Municipal Judge Candace Beason to two felony counts of defrauding the state's Medi-Cal program, said Deputy Atty. Gen. Henry Torres Jr.
BUSINESS
November 25, 1990 | JIM SCHACHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's a certain kind of business known as a schlock operation. Its merchandise is schlock-- Yiddish for "knocked about," second-rate, fire-sale stuff. But the term also suggests a way of doing business, regardless of the merchant's ethnicity. The standard operating procedures are seat-of-the-pants. Ethics are checked at the door. Such operations and operators are staples of commerce, moving goods no one else will sell and serving a clientele that big business ignores.
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