A Philippines-based kingpin in the billion-dollar Medicare fraud scheme announced earlier this week by S.C. federal investigators has quietly pleaded guilty to conspiring to cheat the government and agreed to pay at least $40 million in restitution.

Herb Kimble, an American citizen who owns call centers in the Philippines that became vital cogs in an international fraud scheme, pleaded guilty April 4 in a closed-door proceeding in federal court in Columbia. Records in his case were sealed until earlier this week after law enforcement began arresting some two dozen other suspects across the country. (Read more) Contact Comprehensive Compliance Concepts for information and protection!