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For Immediate Release

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David Paulson, 410-576-6357
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Prince George's County Man Indicted for Medicaid Fraud
Alleged theft took place over four years


Baltimore, MD ( July 11, 2012) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that Terome Knight, 56, of Laurel, was indicted by the Grand Jury for Prince George's County and charged with six counts each of Felony Medicaid Fraud and Felony Theft. From January 2008 to January 2012, Knight allegedly submitted claims for payment to the Medicaid program for services that were not rendered.

Medicaid is a healthcare 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. One count of Felony Theft listed in the indictment is punishable by up to 15 years' incarceration and up to a $15,000 fine. The remaining five counts of Felony Theft are punishable by up to 10 years' incarceration and up to a $10,000 fine each.

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. The case is scheduled for arraignment on July 20, 2012.

The case is being prosecuted by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Maryland Attorney General's Office with assistance from the Maryland State Police.

   

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