An update on this case. via 3 receive prison, restitution in $29 million Medicare fraud scheme – Crain’s Detroit Business. h/t Dee
An adult day care center operator and two former home health care company owners face prison and more than $10 million in restitution payments after a federal judge sentenced them for their roles in a $29 million Medicare fraud scheme.
Felicar Williams, 51, of Dearborn, received five years in prison and more than $2.4 million in court-ordered restitution after a jury conviction for conspiracy to commit health care fraud and conspiracy to receive health care kickbacks. At issue were Medicare billings from Haven Adult Day Care Center LLC, a business that was registered in Madison Heights. Prosecutors contend Williams billed Medicare through the company for psychotherapy services that were not provided.
Meanwhile, Abdul Malik Al-Jumail, 54, owner of ABC Home Care Inc. and other companies, received 10 years in prison and nearly $8.4 million in ordered restitution, and daughter Jamella Al-Jumail, 25, received four years in prison and $589,516 in restitution.
All three were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Denise Page Hood in Detroit following a 12-week jury trial that ended Sept. 30. The three were among more than a dozen co-defendants in a $29 million Medicare fraud prosecution that began in 2012, and several others have previously entered guilty pleas in that case.
In some instances, federal officials contend Williams billed Medicare for services to patients who were already deceased. Williams also sold private medical information of patients to Abdul Malik Al-Jumail, who in turn caused Medicare claims to be submitted for home health care and physical therapy services that were never provided.
Jamella Al-Jumail also allegedly submitted false Medicare billings for home health care and physical therapy. She was also accused of telling an employee the day her father was arrested to retrieve falsified records, which she and others later burned.
The elder Al-Jumail was convicted of health fraud conspiracy and conspiracy to pay and receive health care kickbacks, while Jamella Al-Jumail was convicted of health fraud conspiracy and destroying documents in connection with a federal investigation.
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