Woman faces 10 years in Medicaid fraud

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Posted: Jun 9, 2011 2:30 PM
Source: Associated Press

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NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans-area woman has pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the Medicaid program out of millions of dollars.

U.S. Attorney Jim Letten's office says 40-year-old Terra Washington, of Marrero, entered the plea Wednesday to one count of conspiring to commit health care fraud. U.S. District Judge Martin
Feldman set sentencing for Oct. 5.

She faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Washington was the owner-operator of a New Orleans-area company that made claims for personal care services supposedly provided to Medicaid recipients.

Letten's office said company employees created false documentation and about $2 million in fraudulent claims were paid.

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