Monday, September 29, 2008

Minnesota trio charged fro medicare fraud

Mohamed Essa of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, his wife and a third member are responsible for Medicare fraud totaling $1.5 million. They cheated Medica, the Medicaid public health program in Minnesota, by submitting claims for translations services that never took place.

As reported by the Star Tribune, the wife, Indadeeq Omar, was sentenced to six years in prison in July, convicted under the following charges: one count of health care fraud conspiracy, 12 counts of health care fraud, one count of money laundering conspiracy, 19 counts of concealment money laundering and seven counts of promotion money laundering. Mohamed Essa failed to return to the United States in 2007 to face the charges he is facing. A date is not set for the sentencing.

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