Three Donaldsonville women caught in Medicaid Fraud Takedown
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has unveiled numerous arrests as part of the 2016 National Health Care Fraud Takedown - the largest fraud takedown in the program’s history, arresting nine Louisiana residents with a total of 50 counts, including three from Donaldsonville, the other six are from Marrero.
“Medicaid fraud steals taxpayer money and threatens care for our state’s vulnerable. This unlawful and immoral act will be vigorously investigated and prosecuted by our office. We are committed to ruling out waste, fraud, and abuse in Medicaid so we can help protect the program for people who really need the assistance,” Landry said.
"In the last three days as part of the 2016 Takedown, our Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in conjunction with the FBI, HHS-OIG, and the USDOJ have arrested nine alleged perpetrators for Medicaid fraud, theft by fraud, fraudulent remuneration, perjury, filing and/or maintaining false public records, and criminal conspiracy to commit theft by fraud.
“Today’s announcement is further proof that our office policy to align closely with federal agencies
More than 300 people across the nation – including the following suspects who surrendered and were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison – have been charged with stealing more than $900 million from the Medicaid program.
Mary Solomon of Donaldsonville was arrested on one count of Theft by Fraud, one count of Fraudulent Remuneration, and two counts of Medicaid Fraud while employed as a Direct Service Worker by a licensed Medicaid provider.
Olivia Solomon of Donaldsonville was arrested on one count of Medicaid Fraud and one count of Perjury while employed as a Direct Service Worker by a licensed Medicaid provider.
Jevon Solomon of Donaldsonville was arrested on one count of Filing and/or Maintaining False Public Records and two counts of Theft by Fraud while employed as a Direct Service Worker by a licensed Medicaid provider.