A 34-year-old Las Vegas man was sentenced to 36 months to 120 months in prison for Medicaid fraud, the attorney general’s office announced Tuesday.
District Judge Jerome Tao sentenced Ini Odong after a jury found him guilty for submitting about $2 million in fraudulent Medicaid claims.
The attorney general’s office prosecutes Medicaid fraud.
Odong ran Golden Heart Medicaid Supply under the name of another person and submitted false claims that it provided medical supplies to non-existent clients. The company was paid for the claims by the state. According to the attorney general, he also spend more than $100,000 in bars and nightclubs using company credit cards.
Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto said all offenders “will be pursued in order to eliminate fraud and return stolen money to the Medicaid system.”
People who feel they have been victimized can call her fraud unit in Las Vegas at 702-486-3187.
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