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Previous VCU Basketball Captain Charged in Almost $600,000 Medicaid Scams and Tax Case

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A previous captain of the VCU males’ basketball group has been charged in an almost $600,000 Medicaid scams conspiracy case and with tax evasion.

LaMar Taylor, 39, of Bowie, Md., owner of Global Interventions LLC, an Alexandria company that supplied Medicaid-contracted day treatment services, was called in a six-page charging file submitted Wednesday in federal court in Richmond.

Authorities declare that Taylor and others, consisting of an unknown co-conspirator who was the company's billing supervisor and person accountable for claims sent to Medicaid for payment and determined in court documents as "CC-1," conspired from April 2014 through at least last September to dedicate healthcare scams. Taylor is likewise implicated of not paying payroll taxes for his company.

Taylor was an all-state player at John Marshall High School in Richmond and was the Richmond Times-Dispatch's prep player of the year in 1996-97. He bet the Rams from 1997 to 2001 and was the group captain for 2000-01.

Taylor might not be grabbed remark Thursday. A recording states the number to his business is not in service. No date for a preliminary court look or the name of a lawyer had been published for him.

The company website states it supplies "a complete variety of behavioral health services for kids and the households impacted. Our program is developed to deal with particular deficits, such as social interaction, unfavorable habits, psychological disruptions, and other issues that result in a bad performance in school and social settings." It states it serves Alexandria and the counties of Prince William and Fairfax. Find more useful information on www.medicaidfraudhotline.com.

According to authorities, Taylor had an arrangement with the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services to supply restorative day treatment services to at-risk youths to be spent for by Medicaid, a health care program for the bad and handicapped that is moneyed by the state and federal governments.

Taylor "and others" sent and triggered to be sent incorrect claims to Medicaid for services that were never ever supplied, according to the charges. The incorrect billings were sent to a Medicaid financial intermediary in Henrico County.

" As an outcome of this deceitful plan and artifice, Global acquired health care advantage payments from Medicaid to which it was not entitled, amounting to roughly $595,645," the federal government declares.

As the owner and operator of Global, Taylor was accountable for its financial resources-- consisting of tax commitments-- and needed to keep federal earnings taxes as well as Social Security and Medicare taxes from workers' gross pay.

Authorities declare that beginning in 2013, Taylor tried to avert paying the work taxes owed by Global by submitting an incorrect company's yearly federal tax return type and neglected directions from his accounting professional to money the tax responsibilities owed to the Internal Revenue Service.

He apparently informed his accounting professional that he had transferred $48,604 worth of payments when he had in fact transferred $1,737.

Taylor's bio on his company website states that after leaving Virginia Commonwealth University, Taylor played one year of basketball in Uruguay throughout 2002, making league player of the year honors while balancing 26 points and 4 helps.

He is 5th on VCU's profession list in help (527), 6th in profession assist typical (4.83) and seventh in profession takes (193).

Rockford, Freeport Ladies Sentenced for Medicaid Scams

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Rockford-- The Illinois State Police and the Illinois Office of the Attorney General revealed today the conviction and sentencing of 5 females coming from Medicaid scams.

4 personal assistants and one Home Services Program Customer were charged after 3 examinations.

On Oct. 2, 2013, the State Police Medicaid Fraud Control Bureau started an examination including Cynthia Evans of Rockford for scams associated with the Illinois Department of Human Services Home Services Program. Evans was a personal assistant for an HSP program recipient in Genoa.

Evans began working as a personal assistant in December 2012, but stopped supplying services in April 2013, according to a State Police press release. The examination revealed that Evans continued to get payments by finalizing and sending time sheets to DHS through February 2014, even though she was not supplying services.

On July 19, Evans pleaded guilty in Dekalb County to one count of supplier scams and was sentenced to 24 months’ probation and purchased to pay $8,469 in restitution.

On April 23, 2013, the State Police started an examination in Rockford concerning possible deceitful DHS time sheets being sent by personal assistant Judy Melchor of Freeport.

The examination exposed time sheets were sent while program recipient Kattie Sanders was not in the house, but rather was either a medical facility patient, in a retirement home or jailed in the Winnebago County Jail. The deceptive time sheets were sent from May 16, 2010, to June 30, 2012. The examination likewise found Melchor and Sanders were splitting the cash Melchor got from DHS.

In addition, Starvaiena Sanders, another personal assistant to Kattie Sanders, confessed she supplied deceptive time sheets to DHS from July 16, 2012, to Oct. 15, 2012.

On May 17, 2016, Starvaiena Sanders pleaded guilty to one count of supplier scams. On April 13, Kattie Sanders pleaded guilty to one count of supplier scams, and on July 7, Melchor pleaded guilty to one count of supplier scams. All 3 pleas were made in Winnebago County.

Melchor and Kattie Sanders each were sentenced to 48 months’ probation and purchased to pay a shared restitution amounting to $41,638. They likewise were bought to finish 200 hours of social work. If they cannot pay the restitution, they will need to serve 180 days in prison.

Starvaiena Sanders was sentenced to 24 months’ probation and was brought to pay $1,747 in restitution.

On June 5, 2015, the State Police started an examination including an accusation of supplier scams. Personal Assistant Lisa Opinga of Rockford was thought to have skipped down time sheets and billed DHS for work she did not carry out for a program recipient who was residing in the Philippines.

The examination exposed that throughout her time as a personal assistant, Opinga sent time sheets that showed she supplied the services in Rockford from April 2014 to June 2015 while the recipient ran out the nation.

On June 7, Opinga pleaded guilty to one count of supplier scams in Winnebago County. She was sentenced to 24 months’ probation and purchased to pay $4,723 in restitution.