Ten people, including a physician, are charged in Baton Rouge for allegedly filing $24 million in false claims against Medicare, Justice Department officials announced Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

The false claims were for home health care and medical equipment that either was medically unnecessary or never provided to patients, according to an announcement by Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

The 10 people indicted in Baton Rouge were among 91 charged in eight cities, from Los Angeles to New York City, Justice Department officials announced. They alleged that the bogus Medicare claims totaled $295 million in those cases.