How was the 11 million Medicaid fraud in Charlotte?

In North Carolina there have been several cases of fraud using the Medicaid program, which cost the public a large amount of money and recently it was revealed that a man committed such a crime for $11 million using urine samples.

In accordance with a reporta federal jury sentenced a Charlotte man for trying to defraud millions of dollars from the Medicaid program of North Carolina over the course of three years.

Who is the man who defrauded the Medicaid program for 11 million?

Donald Booker, 57, fHe was convicted of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, violating the Anti-Bribery Statute, conspiracy to launder money, and money laundering.

A co-conspirator, Delores Jordan, de Louisville, Kentucky, 54, pleaded guilty to her role in the scheme and was sentenced for health care fraud conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy.

Federal prosecutors say that Booker y Jordan, along with other co-conspirators, they defrauded the state Medicaid program out of $11 million between 2016 and 2019.

How did a man defraud the Medicaid program in Charlotte out of $11 million?

Booker owned a urine toxicology testing laboratory. along with a company that provided mental health and substance abuse treatment services to youth, while Jordan owned a housing provider.

Over the course of three years, the Prosecutors said Booker defrauded Medicaid of North Carolina paying illegal bribes to Jordan in exchange for urine samples from Medicaid-eligible recipients.

Jordan she had previously admitted that she and others recruited vulnerable people and other beneficiaries for housing programs and other services, requiring them to submit unnecessary urine samples for testing.

Booker then paid Jordan and to the other recruiters a bribe from his youth services company’s Medicaid reimbursement for drug tests.

The man had co-perpetrators of the crime who helped him commit the fraud. | Photo: Adobe Stock / Rob Goebel

What judgment was entered against the fraudsters of the Medicaid program in Charlotte?

So too, Booker y Jordan they also worked to ‘launder’ the proceeds of bribery conspiracy and health care fraud to try to conceal the nature and source of illegal kickback payments for drug test referrals.

So far, no final sentence has been handed down for both, but they could spend up to more than a decade behind bars for committing these crimes.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.