Texas Nurse Denied Bail In Record $375M Medicare Fraud

Law360, New York (April 27, 2012, 9:14 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge declined Friday to grant bail to a Nigerian-American nurse charged in connection with what prosecutors allege is the largest-ever Medicare fraud, saying her overseas ties and a substantial amount of unaccounted-for money make her a flight risk.

Prosecutors allege nurse Patricia Akamnonu and her husband, Cyprian Akamnonu, through their business Ultimate Care Home Health Services Inc. submitted at least $24 million in claims to Medicare and Medicaid as part of what they say was a $375 million health care billing fraud centered...
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