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For Immediate Release

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Raquel Guillory, 410-576-6357
rguillory@oag.state.md.us

Fallston Woman Charged with Felony Medicaid Fraud

BALTIMORE, MD ( January 25, 2010) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that Joanne Radulski, 51, of the 2100 block of Oaklyn Drive, Fallston, was charged by criminal information in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City with one count of felony Medicaid fraud for billing the Medicaid program for psychotherapy services she was not licensed to perform.

Regulations require that psychotherapy services be provided by licensed mental health professionals. The criminal information charges Radulski with causing her employer, The North Baltimore Center, to bill Medicaid for services provided by Radulski as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) from October 2006 through August 2007. In fact, Radulski does not hold an LCPC license. The North Baltimore Center is a private not-for-profit corporation which provides mental health care to residents of Baltimore City and the surrounding area.

Radulski is scheduled to appear in court on February 11, 2010. Felony Medicaid fraud is punishable by five years in prison and a $100,000 fine. A criminal information is merely an accusation of wrongdoing and a defendant is presumed innocent until the State proves the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The case was investigated by Attorney General Gansler’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in conjunction with the Maryland State Police.

   

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