Marie Neba, 53, is the co-owner and director of a health care agency specializing in home nursing in Houston that was sentenced on Friday, August 11 to 75 years in prison for her alleged role in a Program for fraudulent health insurance claims to pay reimbursements to patient recruiters in order to return Medicare beneficiaries to his agency. The amount of fraud is estimated at $ 13 million.
The sentence of Marie Neba was pronounced by the federal judge of Houston.
Remember that in November 2016, Neba was convicted after a two-week jury trial on a conspiracy account to commit fraud in health care. Three counts of health care fraud, a conspiracy account to pay and receive health care reimbursements, a payment and receipt account, health care reimbursements, a conspiracy account to launder Monetary instruments and an account for making misrepresentations of health care. A fraudulent system well established.
According to the evidence presented at trial, from February 2006 to June 2015, Neba and others conspired to defraud Medicare by submitting more than $ 10 million in false and fraudulent requests for home health services to Medicare through the Fiango Home Healthcare Inc.
It must be said that the American judiciary is considered to be very watchful with respect to fraudulent acts related to health care.