Licensed Professional Counselor Sentenced to Prison for $1.3 Million Medicaid Fraud Scheme

HeadshotBy George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law

On March 13, 2022, a licensed professional counselor (LPC) was sentenced to nearly five years in prison for defrauding the Connecticut Medicaid Program of more than $1.3 million, announced the U.S. Attorney for the U.S. District of Connecticut. In addition to the prison time, he was sentenced to three (3) years of supervised probation upon release and ordered to pay restitution to Medicaid in the amount of $1,313,322.

A Wide-Ranging Fraud Scheme.

According to court documents, from 2014 to 2020, the defendant was a licensed professional counselor with offices in Hartford, Connecticut. Additionally, he owned two entities through which he managed group homes, including residences for women and children who were victims of domestic abuse.

According to prosecutors, he defrauded Medicaid from August 2018 through October 2020 by […]