Former Fresno sleep clinic owner sentenced to prison for fraud

Jeremy Gober committed over $1.5 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medi-Cal.

The former owner of a Fresno sleep clinic was sentenced to nearly four years in prison on Wednesday. 

Jeremy Gober, 43, of Hanford, was sentenced to 46 months in prison in federal court for committing health care fraud and aggravated identity theft. 


Driving the news: Gober co-owned and co-operated Got Sleep Inc., which operated in Fresno and Orange Counties and performed diagnostic sleep studies for disorders such as sleep apnea and narcolepsy. 

  • Gober caused Got Sleep to submit thousands of claims to Medicare and Medi-Cal for sleep studies that were never actually performed from August 2016 through July 2020. 
  • The claims also stated that the patients had been referred for sleep studies by physicians who Gober had previously worked with, which was false. 
  • Medicare and Medi-Cal only pay for sleep studies if a patient was referred by a physician. 

The big picture: Gober caused over $1.5 million in fraudulent claims to be submitted and $587,000 to be paid out by Medicare and Medi-Cal. 

  • His brother, Travis Gober, was sentenced to 19 months in prison in March for a similar healthcare fraud scheme. 
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