AG Gansler: Charles County Man Sentenced in Medicaid Fraud Case
Licensed clinical counselor submitted false claims for services never provided
Baltimore, MD (July 8, 2014) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that Leon Wilson, 54, of Waldorf, has been found guilty of felony Medicaid Fraud, having billed the program for services he did not provide. Prince George's County Circuit Court Judge Nicholas E. Rattal sentenced Wilson to three years incarceration, all of which is suspended. Wilson was placed on three years of supervised probation, ordered to pay $5,069.88 in restitution and perform 100 hours of community service.
"Those who exploit the taxpayers by ignoring their professional responsibilities and abusing state and federal healthcare programs must face up to their actions," said Attorney General Gansler. "Defrauding the Maryland Medicaid program, in amounts large or small, will not be tolerated."
From December 2011 through October 2012, Wilson, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, submitted claims for payment to the Medicaid program for therapy services that were not rendered. As part of the scheme, Wilson submitted claims for treating patients two days per week when he only saw them one day a week.
Medicaid is a healthcare program for families and children and certain other individuals who qualify for participation based on income levels, disability and other circumstances.
In making the announcement, Attorney General Gansler thanked Assistant Attorney General Catherine Schuster Pascale, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Fraud Analyst Pamela Arnold and the Maryland State Police for their work on the case.