Former Rancho Mirage Medical institute Director Sentenced for $44-million Cosmetic Surgery Scheme

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Wednesday, July 13, 2022

The former director of a Rancho Mirage medical institute, who was extradited from Israel to the U.S. after fleeing the county, was sentenced to just over eight years in federal prison for a cosmetic surgery scheme that defrauded insurance companies and others out of $44 million.

Linda Morrow, 70, and her physician husband fraudulently submitted bills to insurance companies for “medically necessary” procedures that were, in fact, nose jobs, tummy tucks, breast augmentations and vaginal rejuvenations, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

U.S. District Judge Josephine Staton on Friday said that Linda Morrow’s “greed knows no bounds” and, along with the 97-month prison sentence, ordered her to pay $14 million in restitution, according to the federal agency. The same judge in 2020 sentenced Linda Morrow’s husband, cosmetic surgeon David M. Morrow, to 20 years in prison for the crimes.

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