Home Health Exec Gets 10 Years For Medicare Fraud

Law360, New York (September 5, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Thursday sentenced the co-owner of a home health company to 10 years in prison in a scheme through which prosecutors say the company submitted more than $43 million in fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid claims in one of the largest-ever Medicare fraud schemes.

U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay sentenced Cyprian Akamnonu to 10 years in prison for conspiracy to commit health care fraud and ordered him to pay nearly $25.5 million in restitution for the scheme, in which prosecutors said he...
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