Monday, March 14, 2011

Houston woman given 41 months for DME Medicare fraud

On Friday, Helen Etinfoh, the former owner and operator of a Houston durable medical equipment company was sentenced to 41 months in prison in connection with a $3 million power wheelchair fraud scheme.  Click here for the DoJ press release.

Houston has become a hotbed of health care fraud.  Fortunately for taxpayers, though, the US Attorney's Office in Houston is one of the best in the country (many talented lawyers and investigators).   Earlier in May of 2009, DoJ and HHS announced  the deployment of a Strike Force team to Houston.  (Medicare Fraud Strike Forces fight Medicare fraud on a targeted local level.)

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