Nursing home owner sentenced to 27 years in prison for fraud

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by khou.com staff

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Posted on October 21, 2011 at 11:37 PM

HOUSTON – The owner of a nursing home was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison for his role in a massive health care fraud conspiracy, U.S. Attorney General Kenneth Magidson said Friday.

Umawa Oke Imo, 57, a citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the owner of City Nursing Services of Texas Inc., was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, 39 counts of health care fraud, three counts of mail fraud and five counts of money laundering on May 27, 2011.

Investigators said the conspiracy resulted in the billing of the federal Medicare and Texas Medicaid programs for $45,039,23.00 over 2.5 years.

 Imo was also ordered to pay $30,216,592.15 in restitution to the Medicare and Medicaid programs as well as a $4,800 special assessment fee.

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