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  • La. doctor pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud

    October 25, 2013 6:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell's office says a Kenner doctor has pleaded guilty to charges he defrauded the state's Medicaid program. Dr. Fiaz Afzal pleaded guilty on Thursday to 35 counts of Medicaid fraud. He was indicted in November 2010 by an East Baton... more »
  • Ferriday woman arrested on Medicaid fraud charge

    October 16, 2012 7:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A personal care attendant from Ferriday has been arrested on charges she submitted false timesheets to her employer for work she didn't perform. Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell's office says 29-year-old Ullonda Rena Curry was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish jail last... more »
  • Kenner Doctor Arrested, Accused of Medicaid Fraud

    July 28, 2012 2:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The owner of a medical clinic in Kenner has been booked with two counts of Medicaid fraud. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Friday that 78-year-old Dr. George A. Farber Sr. surrendered to his office's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit on Thursday and was booked into the... more »
  • Dentist convicted of Medicaid fraud

    July 5, 2012 6:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Shreveport dentist has been placed on probation for five years, including two years of home incarceration, for Medicaid fraud. The Advocate reports that State District Judge Lou Daniel also ordered Dr. David Earl Reed to pay a $1,000 fine and $1,100 in restitution, and... more »
  • 3 Winnsboro women accused of Medicaid fraud

    August 2, 2011 9:17 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says three former employees of a Rayville personal care services agency have been booked with Medicaid fraud. The News-Star ( ) reports that 50-year-old Georgia Lee Coleman was booked on 35 counts, 45-year-old Lisa Thomas on 10 counts, and 37-year-old Yaschica... more »
  • State officials on Medicaid fraud crackdown

    April 8, 2010 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Louisiana's health secretary and attorney general say a joint crackdown on Medicaid fraud is identifying millions of dollars in improper payments and recovering more of them than in previous years. Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine said Thursday that the total amount of improper payments identified... more »
  • La. man arrested on health care fraud charge

    February 12, 2010 5:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) A New Orleans man has been arrested on a charge he used his dead brother's identity to fraudulently obtain Medicaid benefits. Federal prosecutors said 58-year-old Lionel Perkins used his brother's identity to seek reimbursement for goods, services and care, including from pharmacies in Baton Rouge and Jefferson.... more »
  • N.O. woman gets prison for Medicaid fraud plot

    November 17, 2009 5:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) A New Orleans woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for her role in a scheme to bill the Medicaid program for nearly $4 million in fraudulent claims. U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon also on Tuesday ordered 36-year-old Akasia Lee to pay about... more »
  • Audits planned for home providers in Medicaid

    October 29, 2009 4:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) The health department is planning audits of every in-home health provider that bills the state through the Medicaid program. Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine says the effort is designed to stamp down fraud that is estimated to siphon off millions of dollars from the Louisiana... more »

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