Former Amedisys officer sentenced for wire fraud
BATON ROUGE - Federal prosecutors say a former vice president for the health services company Amedisys has been sentenced to four years in prison for a wire fraud scheme that put more than $7.6 million of the company's money in his personal bank accounts.
U.S. Attorney Walt Green said in a news release Judge John deGravelles handed down the sentence Wednesday for 41-year-old Michael David Pitts.
Pitts was vice president of the tax unit at the home-health and hospice services firm when he defrauded the company through a complex scheme of shell entities and fictitious tax credits.
The U.S. Attorney's Office charged Pitts with wire fraud in March. The former Amedisys official pleaded guilty.
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