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Florida Dermatologist to Pay $18 Million in Ghastly Medicare Fraud Scheme

Florida Dermatologist to Pay $18 Million in Ghastly Medicare Fraud Scheme

The conduct of Dr. Gary Marder of Palm Beach, Florida was sickening. According to a whistleblower lawsuit filed against him in 2013, Marder was telling healthy patients that they suffered from life threatening skin cancer. Worse, he was prescribing dangerous radiation treatments to these patients. Radiation applied to healthy skin, of course, can cause cancer.
After a 3 year court battle, Dr. Marder’s reign of terror is over for good. A federal court in Florida entered judgment...

Iowa Nursing Facility Pays $100K to Resolve Worthless Care Allegations

Iowa Nursing Facility Pays $100K to Resolve Worthless Care Allegations

A Le Mars, Iowa nursing facility, Abbey of Le Mars, Inc., and others with financial interests in facility operations, have agreed to pay $100,000 to resolve allegations of Iowa Medicaid Fraud after allegedly submitting false claims for payment to Iowa Medicaid for grossly substandard care of 16 residents over a period of six years.
Federal authorities have terminated Abbey of Le Mars’ participation in Iowa Medicaid and Medicare programs and the Iowa Department of Inspections and...

Phony CPR Certifications Leads to Prison; $7 mm Restitution

Phony CPR Certifications Leads to Prison; $7 mm Restitution

Dwaine and Dynetta Woods had the perfect healthcare business. Based in Louisiana, the husband and wife operated a personal care service company, Millennium Health Care Services. Exactly 10 years ago, an audit showed that Millennium was not properly training its workers. Instead of correcting the problem, the Woods made things worse by creating forged documents and CPR certifications for their workers. Now Dwaine Woods is headed for a Louisiana state prison for the next 10...

Former Vermont Burglar Turns to Medicaid Fraud

Donald Morse of Bennington, Vermont is a lucky man. Twice arrested for burglary, he returned to court the week before Christmas and received just two years of probation for his role in a $100,000 Medicaid fraud scheme. His father, 64-year-old Patrick Morse, wasn’t so lucky. He was sentenced to two to six years of prison. Not to be left out of the family business, Donald’s mother, Ellie May” received three years of probation.
Morse Family Business – Medicaid...

Mother, Daughter on Georgia Medicaid Fraud Charges

Mother, Daughter on Georgia Medicaid Fraud Charges

Deonn Carter was beloved in his home town of Columbus, Georgia. For years, the 31 year old autistic man worked as a bagger at the local Piggly Wiggly. Everyone who shopped there knew him by name, and he knew their names as well. In August, Carter was shot outside the apartment he shared with his mother. Carter died and in December, 2016, his mother and sister were indicted for Medicaid fraud.
Suzette Ragland, Deonn’s mother, was arrested on December 28th. His sister, Kimillia Carter...

Owner of PA Healthcare Firm Gets 3 Years for Medicaid Fraud

Owner of PA Healthcare Firm Gets 3 Years for Medicaid Fraud

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s United States Attorney announced that Rose Umana, age 49, of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 3 years in federal prison on Medicaid fraud related charges. She was convicted of making false statements relating to health care matters, engaging in monetary transactions involving criminally-derived property (money laundering), and identity theft.  
Prior to her arrest, Umana ran a business called Vision Healthcare Services. Court records...

Elderly Fraudster Heads to Prison for Vermont Medicaid Fraud

Elderly Fraudster Heads to Prison for Vermont Medicaid Fraud

Some defense lawyers will say that judges are more lenient during the holidays. Earlier this week, however, a Judge in White River Junction, Vermont handed down 9 concurrent jail terms of 2 to 6 years to 64-year-old Patrick Morse. What did Morse do to earn a lengthy sentence on Christmas Eve? Prosecutors say he was the Grinch who stole $92,000 from the Vermont Medicaid program and his kids.
Morse was convicted earlier this year of nine Medicaid fraud related charges. Prosecutors say that...

Recently Released Medicaid Fraudster in Trouble Again

Recently Released Medicaid Fraudster in Trouble Again

70-year-old Martha Bell spent more than 7 years behind bars for Medicaid fraud and the death of a patient at her nursing home. Just released from jail, she is now charged with bilking an 89-year-old man out of $322,000 in yet another Medicaid related scheme.
The District Attorney in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania says that Bell swindled the elderly man out of $322,000 by falsely telling him she needed the money to get back Medicare “bed licenses” she lost while incarcerated....

Saginaw, Michigan Doc GUILTY of Medicaid Fraud

Saginaw, Michigan Doc GUILTY of Medicaid Fraud

A doctor from Saginaw, Michigan is today a convicted felon after pleading guilty to three criminal charges related to a phony Medicaid billing scheme. The Michigan Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the state attorney general report that Chidozie Ononuju was convicted in the Ingham County Circuit Court.
Few details have been released but we do know that Dr. Ononuju was convicted of a false billing scheme operated out of his two Saginaw medical offices.
Billing fraud in Michigan...

Busted! Arkansas Woman Arrested for Medicaid Fraud

Busted! Arkansas Woman Arrested for Medicaid Fraud

Arkansas’ Medicaid fraud Inspector General referred Evitta Walker, age 34, to the state attorney general’s office to face charges of defrauding Arkansas’ Medicaid program. Jail records from Pulaski County indicate that Walker was arrested on December 11th. Although a relatively low bond of $2,500 was set by the court, prosecutors indicate she is being held at the jail.
The state has not yet released details on the arrest, however, they have reported that she was billing...

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