BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Ellison Travis, the performing US legal professional for the center district of Louisiana, stated the proprietor of a Baton Rouge lab and a Floriday girl have been charged in an alleged scheme to pay and obtain healthcare kickbacks.
In line with Travis, a federal grand jury returned a seven-count indictment in opposition to Terry Wilks Jr., 39, of Greenwell Springs, who’s the proprietor of Acadian Diagnostic Labratories, LLC. in Baton Rouge, and Leslie McHugh, 36, of Riverview, Fla., who was a registered nurse licensed within the state of Fla., on Sept. 9.
He added each are charged with conspiracy to defraud the US and to pay and obtain kickbacks, providing and paying kickbacks, and soliciting and receiving kickbacks.
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“My workplace will proceed to work tirelessly with our excellent federal, state and native companions to determine and produce justice to those that commit healthcare associated crimes,” stated Travis. “This takedown was a crew effort, and I commend the wonderful work carried out by our prosecutors and the women and men of the companies concerned.”
Travis added the US Division of Justice at the moment maintains 15 strike forces operations in 24 federal districts and has charged greater than 4,600 defendants who’ve collectively billed federal well being care applications and personal insurers for about $23 billion.
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