A Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to participating in a plot to submit more than $21 million in fraudulent claims to the Medicare.

Forty-five-year-old Rodney D. Taylor faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison following his guilty plea Monday to conspiracy charges.

Federal prosecutors say Taylor worked as a recruiter for Louisiana-based companies that fraudulently billed Medicare for unnecessary medical equipment between 2004 and 2009.

Taylor allegedly obtained prescriptions for medical equipment from Medicare beneficiaries' doctors and sold them for use by the companies submitting false claims.

He will be sentenced at a later date.