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pexels-aaron-schwartz-1093645-300x200Three family members from Ocala, FL, have been sentenced for their alleged roles in a scheme to defraud the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs out of over $300,000.

Miller Wilson Jr., 50, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud as well as solicitation and receipt of a health care kickback. His wife, 43-year-old Erica Wilson, was sentenced to five years of probation for conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud.

The couple’s daughter, Myoshi Wilson, 26, had previously been sentenced to five years’ probation for making false statements to law enforcement. She was arrested on a violation of that probationary sentence on November 4, 2020, and was re-sentenced for six months imprisonment, followed by 30 months of supervised release, for violation of probation.

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alexander-schimmeck-H_KabGs8FMw-unsplash-300x200An Illinois couple is facing federal charges for their alleged involvement in an elaborate extortion scheme that defrauded small business owners out of an estimated $2 million.

Emmitt T. Tiner, 53, and Matissia S. Holt, 41, both of O’Fallon, IL, are charged in a 54-count indictment for running an extortion scheme, money laundering, mail fraud, wire fraud, health care fraud, aggravated identity theft, using a false social security number, and sending threatening communications. Attorney information was not available.

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pexels-karolina-grabowska-4386466-300x200The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida has announced charges against a Tampa medical biller accused of using his position to fraudulently bill Medicaid for millions of dollars worth of services that were never provided.

Joshua Maywalt, 40, is charged with four counts of health care fraud and four counts of aggravated identity theft. Attorney information was not available at the time of writing.

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pexels-cottonbro-4101143-300x200A Connecticut therapist was arrested and charged last week for his alleged involvement in a wide-ranging health care fraud scheme that billed Medicaid for therapy services that were never provided.

Cortney Dunlap, 36, of Avon, was charged with health care fraud and making false statements relating to health care matters. He was released on $100,000 bond. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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christine-sandu-jwWtZrm67VI-unsplash-300x21010 South Florida residents and one Boston man have been charged in Fort Lauderdale federal court for their alleged role in a massive nationwide telemedicine scheme that bilked insurance companies out of millions of dollars for unnecessary prescription medication. They are accused of soliciting patients, prescribing them unneeded compound medications for purported injuries, and then billing their health insurance providers for the unnecessary services. It is unclear if any of the defendants has hired an attorney.

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