Man admits to paying hospital employees to steal patient data

An update to the Florida Hospital breach where an employee, Dale Munroe II, and his wife were selling patient information. Munroe pleaded guilty in October, and now Sergei Kusyakov has, too. Amy Pavuk reports:

Federal authorities say Sergei Kusyakov, who was involved with Metro Chiropractic and Wellness Center and City Lights Medical Center, illegally obtained private information about patients through Dale Munroe II and his wife Katrina Munroe, who worked at Florida Hospital’s Celebration campus.


On Monday, Kusyakov pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, and four counts of making a payment to a non-licensed physician. He faces up to 15 years in prison and will be sentenced March 25.

Authorities also said Kusyakov employed “runners” to gather people to participate in staged car accidents, so those people could seek treatment at Kusyakov’s clinics and bill the insurance companies for treatment.

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