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For Immediate Release

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David Paulson, 410-576-6357
dpaulson@oag.state.md.us

Anne Arundel County Mental Health Provider Charged with Medicaid Fraud
Ten alleged counts of fraud and theft committed over four years


Baltimore, MD (April 18, 2012) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that Everett Wilson, 77, of Severna Park, has been indicted on fraud and theft charges by the Grand Jury for Anne Arundel County. Wilson, a licensed certified social worker (LCSW-C) and mental health provider for the Medicaid program, was charged with nine counts of Felony Medicaid Fraud and one count of Felony Theft of over $10,000. It is alleged that from July 2006 to July 2010, Wilson submitted claims for payment to the Medicaid program for services that were not rendered.

Medicaid is a health-care program for families and children and certain other individuals who qualify based on income levels, disability and certain other circumstances. Felony Medicaid Fraud is punishable by up to five years' incarceration and up to a $100,000 fine for each offense. Felony Theft over $10,000 is punishable by up to 15 years' incarceration and up to a $15,000 fine.

The case is being prosecuted by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Maryland Attorney General's Office.

A criminal indictment is merely an accusation of wrongdoing and all persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent unless and until the State proves the individual guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. No court dates have been scheduled.

   

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