After being sentenced for involvemnet in a $374 million home healthcare fraud plan, two home health company owners and a Dallas-area medical professional have been declined acquittal.
Jacques Roy, M.C., 59; Cynthia Stiger, 54; and Charity Eleda, 56, were founded guilty on one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Roy was likewise founded guilty on 8 counts of house healthcare fraud, and Eleda on four counts.
The 3 had sent oral motions for a judgement of acquittal. U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay ruled on the day of July 31 that there “was enough evidence from which the jury could have discovered beyond a reasonable doubt the necessary aspects of each of the offenses charged against these Defendants.”
Wilbert James Veasey, Jr., 65, who owned and operated Apple of Your Eye Healthcare Services, Inc., in addition to Stiger, was sentenced in June to 17 years in jail for his role in the plan.
Veasey and Stiger, together with Eleda, who owned and operated Charry Home Care Services, Inc., improperly hired people with Medicare protection to register for Medicare house healthcare services, in accordance with the Department of Justice. Eleda likewise falsified medical documents to make it look like though recipients gotten approved for house health care services that were actually clinically unimportant.
The long-running fraud was managed by Jacques Roy, M.D., who accepted care strategies and checked out patients, performed unneeded house sees and ordered unimportant medical services for recruited recipients. His business, Dallas-based Medistat Group Associates, processed and authorized care prepare for 11,000 special Medicare recipients for more than 500 different home health agencies.
Roy has been in federal custody given that his arrest on the day of February 28, 2012.