Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Allwell Tam Inimgba Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud

Source- http://www.fbi.gov/minneapolis/press-releases/2012/brooklyn-park-man-pleads-guilty-to-health-care-fraud

MINNEAPOLIS—Today in federal court, a 51-year-old Brooklyn Park man pleaded guilty to executing a scheme to defraud Medicaid out of more than $500,000. Allwell Tam Inimgba pleaded guilty to one count of health care fraud. Inimgba, who was charged via an information on September 21, 2012, entered his plea before United States District Judge David S. Doty.

In his plea agreement, Inimgba admitted that from January 2006 to March 2009, he executed a scheme to defraud Medicaid, a federal health benefit program, by billing Medicaid for services supposedly provided by Registered Nurses (RNs) that were not actually provided by RNs. Inimgba was the responsible billing party for Victory Home Care Inc. (“Victory”), a home health care agency that provided, or purported to provide, RN services to Medicaid recipients. Inimgba billed Medicaid for more than 20,000 hours of services supposedly provided to various clients for RNs. Victory was paid more than $1,400,000 from Medicaid funds on those claims. Victory received approximately $513,734 in Medicaid funds on RN claims for which a RN did not provide care.

For his crimes, Inimgba faces a potential maximum penalty of ten years in federal prison for one count of health care fraud, as well as possible fines and forfeitures. Judge Doty will determine his sentence at a future hearing, yet to be scheduled.

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