The Louisiana attorney general's office has accused two women and had them both arrested. According to reports, both individuals have been accused with fraud charges for allegedly abusing the Medicaid system. Officials made sure to note that the cases are not related. One of the women has been accused of eight counts of Medicaid fraud; the other has only one count.
At least three individuals pled guilty to allegations that they were involved in a scheme that saw more than $800,000 taken from the Louisiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (LHBPA). According to fraud charges, the three individuals were the former director and two of the top lieutenants of the organization. Authorities believe that the three used funds from the organization in illegitimate ways and they also contend that the former director rigged an election.
If a lawsuit is correct, authorities in Louisiana may have improperly arrested the president of a home elevation company. The company had fraud charges filed against it after a homeowner accused them of such. Those charges led to the arrest and incarceration of the company's president. He was in jail for eight hours before he was released by police. Now, the accused party has decided to sue the Sheriff's department and a detective who reportedly issued the arrest.
A 48-year-old man from Zachary, Louisiana, admitted that he used his powers as the chief accounting officer at a local tire company to steal a substantial amount of money. After admitting guilt in court to one fraud charge, he will spend over four years behind bars.
Two women have been taken into custody by the Clinton Police Department. According to authorities there, the women, who were 62 and 66 years old, were committing white collar crimes such as money laundering, racketeering and fraud. The 66-year-old woman was the program manager for the Clinton Main Street program. The 62-year-old was an officer at Landmark Bank.
Six residents from Northeast Louisiana have been taken into custody. According to reports, each of them has been accused of at least one fraud charge. The individuals - four women and two men - were charged by the state's attorney general for reportedly attempting to defraud Louisiana's Medicaid system. All six of them were personal care attendants before they were arrested.
Four people from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, have been apprehended in a nationwide sweep that saw more than 90 people indicted. According to allegations, the 91 defendants participated in a massive Medicare scam and fraud charges have been filed against many of the people that were allegedly involved. The government aggressively prosecutes suspected Medicaid or Medicare fraud cases which means anyone accused in this case would be wise to consult with a criminal defense attorney experienced in federal investigations and charges involving white collar crimes such as these.
A recent report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation indicates that a 47-year-old woman from Louisiana will be placed in prison. She has been accused of Medicare fraud and was sentenced earlier this month after pleading guilty to a single conspiracy to commit fraud charge in January. Although there was no indication the defendant sought the services of a criminal defense attorney in this case, in cases involving criminal charges of any kind, a defendant would be wise to do so before pleading guilty.
The oil spill at Deepwater Horizon in April 2010 not only caused the largest off-shore oil spill in U.S. history, it also caused more than 1 million claims to be filed at the Gulf Coast Claims Facility. This organization oversaw the distribution of the $20-billion public compensation program created by British Petroleum, the company found responsible for the oil spill.
An investigation conducted by the Louisiana Office of Inspector General, Internal Revenue Service and Federal Bureau of Investigation has led to charges against seven individuals from Louisiana. Allegedly, the suspects are part of a $100 million life insurance fraud scheme that allowed them to gain money in an illegal manner.