Woman Pleads Guilty to Felony Medicaid Fraud
MD ( March 12, 2010) - Attorney General Douglas
F. Gansler announced today that Joanne Radulski, 55, of the
2100 block of Oaklyn Drive, Fallston, pleaded guilty in the
Circuit Court for Baltimore City to one count of felony Medicaid
fraud for billing the Medicaid program for psychotherapy services
she was not licensed to perform.
From October 2006 through July 2007, Radulski worked as a mental
health therapist at the North Baltimore Center, a private not-for-profit
corporation which provides mental health care to residents of Baltimore
City and the surrounding area. Regulations require that psychotherapy
services be provided by licensed mental health professionals. Radulski
saw clients, causing her employer, the North Baltimore Center,
to bill Medicaid for services provided by Radulski as a Licensed
Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). In fact, Radulski does
not hold an LCPC license.
Sentencing is scheduled
for April 30, 2010. Felony Medicaid fraud is punishable by five
years in prison and a $100,000 fine. The
case was investigated by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the
Office of the Attorney General in conjunction with the Maryland
State Police. In making today’s announcement, Attorney General
Gansler thanked Assistant Attorney General Catherine Schuster Pascale
and investigator Kelly Parker for their work on this case.