Posted: Jan 25, 2011 6:05 PM by Russell Jones
Source: U. S. Attorney's Office
BATON ROUGE – Three people pleaded guilty today to taking part in a health-care fraud plan to scam more than $5 million from Medicare.
U. S. Attorney Don Cazayoux said today that Thompson W. Chinwoh, Stephanie Dangerfieldand Samuel B. Johnson could face up to ten years in prison for the crime. Additional charges against them were dismissed as part of the plea deal.
The three were accused of billing Medicare for medical equipment like power wheelchairs that either weren’t prescribed or never given to patients.
Another defendant, Bradis Hicks of Baker, had already pleaded guilty last year to a separate charge of wrongful disclosure of Medicare patients’ names and other personal information, and also faces a possible sentence of 10 years in prison.
A sentencing date has not been set.