Texas Co. Owner Gets 4 Years In $374M Medicare Scam

By Jess Krochtengel (July 26, 2017, 4:27 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a home health care company owner convicted of health care fraud to four years in prison, rejecting an argument from prosecutors that her role in an alleged $374 million Medicare fraud scheme merited a harsher sentence.

Charity Eleda, 56, has already spent 15 months in county jail after her April 2016 conviction for taking part in what federal prosecutors describe as one of the largest health care frauds in the country. Eleda was allegedly part of a scheme run by Dr. Jacques Roy through which he certified 11,000 patients for unnecessary home treatments through...

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