Published On: Fri, Sep 11th, 2015

Two plead guilty to Medicaid fraud

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ATLANTA – Derrell Jackson and Shayla Darrington Jackson pleaded guilty to one count of Medicaid fraud each on Sept. 10. The Court sentenced Derrell Jackson to 10 years in jail of which he is to serve three and the balance on probation. Shayla Jackson also was sentenced to 10 years but to serve with two under a work release program. The court also ordered $605,000 in restitution.

From April 28, 2007, through April 16, 2010, the Jacksons – acting under the guise of a Medicaid program providing mental health therapy for children – filed false Medicaid claims electronically submitted to the Georgia Medicaid program.  They obtained over $620,000 of Medicaid funds by billing for services which were not rendered. They were both away on trips to Sea Pines Resort, Detroit and New York on the same dates services were claimed to have been rendered. 

The evidence and admissions by defendants showed mutual participation. They both signed documents in support of billing for which no services were rendered. They attended audits and provided auditors with fraudulent documents.    

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