DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A federal jury in Detroit has convicted the operator of an adult day care center and two home health care company owners in a $29 million Medicare fraud conspiracy.
The U.S. Justice Department announced Wednesday that 51-year-old Felicar Williams, 54-year-old Abdul Malik Al-Jumail and his 25-year-old daughter Jamella Al-Jumail were found guilty earlier this week of billing Medicare for health services that weren’t provided. The conviction comes after a 12-week trial.READ MORE: Gov. Whitmer, Lt. Gov. Gilchrist, SOS Benson React To Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict
Prosecutors say Abdul Malik Al-Jumail, of Brownstown Township, paid kickbacks to Williams, of Dearborn, for billing information about patients at Haven Adult Day Care Center. Al-Jumail used the information to fraudulently bill Medicare through multiple health care companies.
Investigators found Jamella Al-Jumail burned falsified patient records the day her father was arrested.
Williams was found guilty of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and conspiracy to pay and receive health care kickbacks.
Abdul Malik Al-Jumail and his daughter were both found guilty of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Abdul Malik Al-Jumail was also found guilty of conspiracy to pay and receive health care kickbacks.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 5,259 New COVID-19 Cases, 85 Deaths Tuesday
Jamella Al-Jumail was found guilty of destroying documents in connection with a federal investigation.
Carey Vigor, 61, a psychiatrist from Algonac, was also charged in the indictment but was acquitted by the jury.
Sentencing has not yet been scheduled.
Two other individuals charged in the indictment, Mohammed Sadiq and Philandis Thomas, are scheduled for trial in October 2014. One individual remains a fugitive.MORE NEWS: Eastbound I-69 Ramps At Riley Center Road In St. Clair County Detoured Starting April 22
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