New American from Kenya Convicted in Medicaid Fraud Scheme

Editor:  I have a huge backlog of stories to post here at Frauds and Crooks and hope to do a news round-up post to catch up in the coming days.  A reader recently suggested that I should consider just sending out straight news without my editorial comment. I think I’ll try to do a little bit of both going forward and the news round-up will help with that by giving you more information with less words!

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Hellen Kiago convicted of ripping us off to the tune of $2.5 millon!

However, this story from Massachusetts caught my eye for a couple of reasons and is worth posting in greater detail.

It might not have been worth posting at all if it weren’t for the revelation that the convicted home health care provider was able to send $1.5 million of ill-gotten gains out of the country just before her arrest.

And, the story is important because home health care ‘businesses’ are rife with fraud and keep turning up in my searches for medicare and medicaid scam stories.

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Texas: Five People Sentenced for Multi-million Healthcare Fraud; Nigerians Among Them

As I have said on many previous occasions, I hope the Trump Administration is gathering their successful fraud-busting cases together to use as examples of what the Trump team is doing for us—finding and punishing those ripping off the US taxpayer!

At every rally he should be giving an update on how much fraud he is uncovering and busting!

medicaid fraud

The Medicaid fraud, Medicare fraud, Food stamp fraud have been doing great damage to the US Treasury and often there is a ‘new American’ component that makes it even more egregious.

We welcome immigrants and then they rip us off!

Normally we are never told if a convicted criminal is a new American, but this story has a mention at the end.

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Florida: Esformes Found Guilty in $1 Billion Medicare Fraud Scheme

Philip Esformes
Esformes in better days!

One of the largest cases in US history say government prosecutors.

And, he was also one of the parents who bought their kid a slot into a good college!

This is an update of my previous post on the once powerful Philip Esformes.

Here is one of many stories on the internet about the jury’s decision.

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New American rips off Medicaid, Planned to Escape to Russia, but Feds Nabbed Him

Our law enforcement caught up with him in Canada!

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Dr. Mansourov had gotten as far as Canada and had purchased a plane ticket to Moscow. (From Russia to America with love!)

 

This must be Medicaid Monday at Frauds and Crooks! (See my post earlier today!).

Is the word out all over the world—-get to America and steal from Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, and more!

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Update: More Information on Louisiana Medicaid Scammer

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Naji Abdelsalam and his accomplice

 

I reported the news about new American Naji Khlaed Abdelsalam, apparently a millionaire, who was defrauding us, American taxpayers, by ripping off Medicaid for his family of six, here.

Now we have a few more details about the scam.

However, we still don’t know his nationality or immigration status.

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Louisiana: Law Enforcement Arrests Wealthy New American for Scamming Medicaid

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Naji Khlaed Abdelsalam, 33 (Photo from Attorney General’s Office)

There must be a lot more to the story of Alexandria, Louisiana business owner Naji Khlaed Abdelsalam’s activities than we are being told here.

The State Attorney General’s Office has Abdelsalam in custody along with four other Medicaid fraudsters lumped together in a recent press announcement.

But personal information doesn’t seem to fit for him.

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Connecticut Psychiatrist Agrees to Repay the Feds over $3 million under False Claims Act

“…we will hold accountable providers who submit false claims to Medicare and receive payments to which they are not entitled.”

(Special Agent in Charge Phillip Coyne of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

 

Medicare fraud US map

 

Dr. Bassam Awwa, educated in Syria and affiliated with Yale University has settled a claim by the government that he billed Medicare and Medicaid multiple times for the same test at his Connecticut Behavioral Health Associates, a clinic for substance abusers.

The news is here at the US Attorney’s Office Connecticut District.

I was looking to see if a whistleblower was going to get a reward for turning in the ‘new American’ doc under the False Claims Act, but don’t see that mentioned.

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