A woman was arrested and charged with Medicaid fraud for failing to notify the government that her circumstances had changed. Based on the changed circumstances, the woman was no longer entitled to receive Medicaid benefits.
The woman was indicted for Medicaid fraud and theft of services. According to the government, she failed to disclose that certain facts about her situation had changed, making her ineligible for Medicaid benefits. She is accused of making false statements and concealing material facts in order to continue her access to Medicaid benefits.
Medicaid fraud is a felony that can result in a prison sentence of more than one year, plus restitution and fines.
Many people get an early warning that their eligibility for Medicaid is under investigation. In New York City, you may receive a phone call or a letter from the Bureau of Fraud Investigation asking you to come in for an “interview” and to bring in your tax returns and other documents.
If you receive such a letter, then you should consult with an experienced Medicaid fraud attorney immediately to protect yourself.
Your lawyer can review your situation to determine whether or not you have a problem. Sometimes the investigation is based on a misunderstanding or a mistake. Other times, you may have a serious problem. Your lawyer will help you understand whether you have a problem and what your options are.
By acting promptly and getting legal advice, you may be able to resolve the investigation without any criminal charges or civil lawsuits. Each case is different, and an experienced Medicaid fraud lawyer can advise you only after reviewing your particular facts and circumstances.
Do not delay. To arrange a free and confidential consultation with an experienced Medicaid fraud attorney, call John Howley, Esq. at (212) 601-2728 or click here to reach our office via email.
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