Business owner sentenced for Medicaid fraud

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Updated: 6/28/2012 5:29 pm
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (KRNV & -- Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced today that an owner of a Medicaid facility in Las Vegas, who submitted false Medicaid claims has been sentenced to 12-48 months in jail and ordered to pay $200,000 in restitution, penalties, and costs.

Joseph Lewellyn, 19, of Las Vegas, was sentenced for two felony offenses of submission of false claims of Medicaid fraud, by Clark County District Court Judge James Bixler. Bixler also sentenced Lewellyn to community service and two years of probation in this Medicaid fraud case.

The investigation began after information was obtained that Lewellyn, the owner of Ocean Adult, Child, and Family Services (OACFS), and his employees, were not providing services to Medicaid recipients. Through the operation of OACFS, Lewellyn created or directed the creation of false documentation, which indicated services were provided to Medicaid recipients when in fact the services were not provided.

The fraud occurred from October 2010 to March 2011.
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