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For Immediate Release

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Raquel Guillory, 410-576-6357

Burtonsville Man Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud

BALTIMORE, MD ( March 17, 2010) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that Neil Wayne Goldschmitt, 58, of the 4400 block of Meanderwood Drive, Burtonsville, pleaded guilty in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City to one count of felony Medicaid fraud for fraudulently billing the Medicaid and Medicare programs and private insurance companies for wheelchairs that he never provided. Judge Pamela J. White sentenced Goldschmitt to two years incarceration, suspended, and five years supervised probation. As a special condition of probation, Goldschmitt will serve six months home detention, pay restitution of $36,370, and perform 200 hours community service. Judge White also ordered that Goldschmitt is precluded from participating as a Medicaid or Medicare provider for a period of five years.

The investigation revealed that Goldschmitt was the sole owner of Gold Medical Corporation, a durable medical equipment company that supplied wheelchairs to Medicaid and Medicare recipients and individuals privately insured. Goldschmitt received payment of $20,072.92 for a custom designed power wheel chair for a woman who has cerebral palsy. Goldschmitt never delivered the wheelchair to the woman, despite repeated attempts by her family to obtain the equipment.

The case was investigated by Attorney General Gansler’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in conjunction with the Office of the Inspector General of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the United States Office of Personnel Management, and the Maryland State Police. In making today’s announcement, Attorney General Gansler thanked Assistant Attorney General Catherine Schuster Pascale for her work on the case.


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