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Feds Charge 25 In D.C. With Medicaid Fraud

Investigators said the scheme -- which rang up $75 million in fraudulent claims -- is the largest in the history of the city.

The Washington Post: More Than 20 Charged In Federal Crackdown On D.C. Medicaid Fraud
In announcing five federal indictments against 12 people and related D.C. Superior Court charges against 13 people, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. said federal law enforcement officials had pulled off the largest health care fraud takedown “in the history of the District of Columbia.” Prosecutors, FBI agents and others had investigated the fraud for years -- much of it allegedly emanating from corrupt operators of home-care agencies and personal-care assistants, he said -- and uncovered a problem that they say has permeated a component of the city’s health-care system (Zapotosky, 2/20).

The Associated Press/Washington Post: 25 Charged In Fraud Involving Home Care In DC
Twenty-five people were charged Thursday with obtaining at least $75 million in fraudulent Medicaid payments from the District of Columbia government, a series of cases that federal prosecutors said added up to the largest health-care fraud in the city’s history (2/20).

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