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Four North Texans Convicted In Multi-Million Dollar Home Health Care Fraud Scheme

October 31, 2018 - 10:44 am

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Four North Texans have been convicted for their part in a multi-million dollar home health care fraud scheme.

A federal jury convicted two owners of Elder Care, along with two employees of the Medicare and Medicaid provider based in Garland.

Court reports say Dallas County residents Celestine “Tony” Okwilagwe, Adetutu Etti, and Loveth Isidaehomen, along with Paul Emordi of Collin County, were each convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

In addition, Okwilagwe and Etti were each convicted of two counts of false statement in connection with a health care benefit program. 

The Department of Justice says the company billed the government for more than $3.7 million in reimbursements to which it was not entitled.

The owners of Elder Care were doing business even though they had previously been excluded from participating in any federal health care program.

So far, no sentencing date has been set.