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NY Court Kills Fraud Charges Against Healthfirst Exec

Law360 (February 25, 2011, 8:22 PM EST) -- New York state's highest court affirmed the dismissal of two fraud charges Thursday against a former executive of managed care provider Healthfirst, ruling the state's insurance fraud law does not criminalize charges that he submitted false marketing plans to Medicaid.

In affirming the dismissal of the fraud charges against James O. Boothe, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that the state's fraudulent insurance statute criminalizes commercial and personal insurance fraud, not fraudulent conduct related to health insurance, despite a 1998 amendment aimed at deterring Medicaid...
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