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  • Pharmacy Owner Charged for Organizing More than $1 Million False Claims Scheme

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter and Robert J. Troester of the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced today that a Mangum pharmacy owner has been charged with 40 felony counts relating to healthcare fraud for allegedly orchestrating a false claims scheme that bilked the Medicare and Medicaid systems out of more than $1 million.A federal grand jury indicted Jeffrey Terry, 37, on March 5, after an investigation found he allegedly submitted false claims to SoonerCare and Medicare ...  Read More...

  • Owners of Oklahoma City Diabetic Supply Company Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A husband and wife duo who were previously charged with 115-counts of Medicaid fraud by a federal grand jury have been sentenced to prison and have been ordered to pay $268,796.70 in restitution to the state’s Medicaid program.U.S. District Judge Stephen P. Friot sentenced Lawrence Vasquez, 62, to 20 months in federal prison and three years of probation and his wife Eunja Vasquez, 56, to five years of probation and 15 days of weekend incarceration for submitting fraud...  Read More...

  • Behavioral Health Counselor Sentenced to Prison in Fraud Case

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A former behavioral health counselor has been sentenced to a year in prison for Medicaid fraud, after a collaborative effort between Attorney General Mike Hunter’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma's office, led by Robert J. Troester.In addition to his prison sentence, Senior U.S.   Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Files Financial Exploitation Charges on Nursing Home Administrator, Accused of Taking More than $217,000 from Elderly Resident

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has filed financial exploitation charges on the former nursing home administrator of Drumright Nursing Home, who allegedly diverted more than $217,000 from at least 33 elderly residents.An investigation by the attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit alleges that Tina Pearson, 57, of Drumright, used her position as an administrator to divert funds that were supposed to go to residents to herself instead.A review of banking records sh...  Read More...

  • Former Medical Nursing Center Office Manager Charged with Embezzlement, Obtaining Money by False Pretenses

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has charged a former office manager at a Warr Acres nursing facility with two felony counts of embezzlement and three felony counts of obtaining money by false pretenses after an investigation by the attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.The investigation found that Sandra Tovar was running a fraudulent billing scheme, where she would divert residents’ payments for nursing care at the facility to her own bank account. Throug...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Leads Coalition in Supporting Federal Legislation to Help States Ability Combat Abuse and Neglect of Medicaid Patients

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today led a bipartisan coalition of 48 states in sending a letter of support to the authors of proposed federal legislation that, if passed into law, would ease federal restrictions currently limiting states’ Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCU).Authored by U.S. Representatives Tim Walberg, R-Mich. and Peter Welch, D-Vt., HR 3891 would expand states’ MFCUs authority to detect, investigate and prosecute cases of abuse or neglect of Med...  Read More...

  • Oklahoma City Business Owners Charged with 115-Counts of Medicaid Fraud

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A federal grand jury has charged the owners of a diabetic supply company with 115-counts of Medicaid fraud, after the couple filed false claims to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.According to the indictment, Eunja Vasquez, 55, and Lawrence Vasquez, 61, owners of Mercy Diabetic Supply, Inc., not affiliated with Mercy health system, falsified Medicaid claims for insulin pump supplies for patients who didn’t use insulin pumps for treating their diabetes. Additionally,...  Read More...