Nurse Convicted In $374M Medicare Fraud Wants New Trial

Law360, New York (April 27, 2016, 7:22 PM EDT) -- The co-owner of a Dallas home health care agency asked a Texas federal judge for a new trial Tuesday, after a jury convicted her and three cohorts earlier this month of billing Medicare and Medicaid more than $374 million for unnecessary treatments.

Charity Eleda, a registered nurse and co-owner of Charry Home Care Services Inc., argued Tuesday that she is entitled to a new trial because of several missteps during the five weeks of proceedings that led to the April 13 convictions of herself, Dr. Jacques Roy, James Veasey and Cynthia Stiger.

During the trial, prosecutors had described a scheme wherein Roy...

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