Aaron Rossi pleads not guilty in federal COVID-19 testing insurance fraud case

Former Reditus Labs CEO Aaron Rossi on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges of alleged COVID-19 testing fraud.

Rossi, 40, is charged with six counts of health care fraud, one count of mail fraud and four counts of wire fraud. Rossi has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Prosecutors allege that Rossi double-billed private insurers and the state of Illinois for the same tests, costing the state more than $150,000.

Prosecutors also alleged that Rossi used improper medical codes to obtain more than $150,000 from insurance companies, including both private companies and government insurance companies, for services that Reditus did not provide.

Rossi faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for each health care fraud charge and a maximum of 20 years in prison for each mail fraud and wire fraud charge. He must also pay a total of $2.75 million in fines.

Rossi is scheduled to appear in federal court again on Tuesday for sentencing in a separate trial in which he pleaded guilty to one count each of federal tax and mail fraud. He is currently in custody for violating the terms of his bond in that case.

Rossi and Reditus Labs also face multiple federal civil lawsuits.

A pretrial hearing for the new charges is scheduled for July 17. A jury trial is scheduled to begin Aug. 26.

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