Lessons From 5th Circ. Mother-Son Health Care Fraud Case
Law360 (September 14, 2018, 1:01 PM EDT) -- Psychologist Rodney Hesson and his mother, Gertrude Parker, were each convicted of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, 18 U.S.C. § 1349 (2018), and conspiracy to make false statements related to health care claims, 18 U.S.C. § 371 (2018), for their roles in a scheme to overbill Medicare for psychological care services provided to nursing home residents. Hesson was sentenced to 180 months imprisonment and over $13.8 million in restitution, while Parker was sentenced to 84 months imprisonment and over $7.3 million in restitution. The court found the two jointly and severally liable for the restitution along with their two co-conspirators,...
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