Monday, April 14, 2008
The conviction applies to funds stolen through false billing schemes at his two clinics Genesis Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Center ($90,000) and Shiloh Mental Health Services ($110,000). Agboh conducted the billing and reimbursement scheme from July to October 2004 at Genesis and from June 2005 to April 2006 at Shiloh.
This defendant received a five-year sentence for defrauding the taxpayers, Attorney General Abbott said. The Medicaid program was billed for services the defendant never rendered. The Office of the Attorney General will continue investigating waste, fraud and abuse in the Medicaid system.
Harris County Assistant District Attorney Kaylynn Williford prosecuted the case.
In 2006 alone, Texas spent more than $17 billion to fund its portion of the Medicaid program. To save taxpayer dollars and protect Texas seniors, Attorney General Abbott dramatically expanded the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
The unit has established field offices in Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, Lubbock, McAllen, San Antonio and Tyler through authorization and funding from the 78th Legislature. It works with federal, state and local agencies across the state to identify and prosecute those who defraud the Medicaid program.
To obtain more information about the Attorney General’s efforts to fight Medicaid fraud, access the agency’s Web site at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov.