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Midlothian Lady Ran Medicaid Rip-Off from Federal Jail, Authorities Say

A Midlothian female has been prosecuted on charges associated with a healthcare scams conspiracy that she is declared to have ranged from jail.

Alexis C. Norman, 46, is charged with running an operation including more than $810,000 in incorrect Medicaid claims. She is arranged to make her preliminary look in federal court Friday.

Norman initially pleaded guilty in August 2015 to one count of health care scams in a false-billing plan she ran including 2 business she owned and ran, Greater Southwest Group Inc. and Ellis County Community Services.

Because of plan, Norman used identities of certified therapists and Medicaid customers without their understanding or grant send incorrect claims for psychiatric therapy services. Norman, who is not accredited as a psychotherapist or any sort of psychological health specialist, was sentenced in 2015 to almost 9 years in federal jail and bought to pay back almost $3 million to Medicaid.

The brand-new indictment charges Norman with running a comparable operation while waiting for sentencing in the previous case and continuing to do so after she started her jail sentence. Authorities say Norman, together with a co-conspirator, ran 2 therapy business, Janus Children Services Inc., and Therapeutic Outreach Services, and gotten Medicaid supplier numbers for certified psychological health experts by marketing tasks on Craigslist but not, in fact, employing anybody.

Norman and her co-conspirator then used those numbers, together with the personal info of more than 150 Medicaid customers, most them kids, to send incorrect claims.

The indictment declares, Norman and a co-conspirator opened bank accounts and rented workplace area in Tyler and Waco for the 2-particular business to hide the scams while never ever really using the workplace area.

She then lied at her sentencing, authorities say, by cannot reveal those operations when inquired about other such activities at her April 2016 sentencing, when, she had sent $1,575 in incorrect claims through Janus simply the day before.

Norman is charged with one count of conspiracy to devote healthcare scams, 4 counts of health care scams and 4 counts of exacerbated identity theft. If found guilty, she would need to surrender any property associated with the offenses.

Each count of conspiracy to devote healthcare scams might net approximately a 10-year jail sentence and a $250,000 fine, while the intensified recognize theft charges might each lead to approximately 2 years in jail and a $250,000 fine.