Dallas Home Health Care Company Owner Gets 17 Years in Prison for Massive Fraud

The owner of a Dallas health care company who was part of a nearly $400 million home health care scam was sentenced Tuesday to 17 and a half years in federal prison, the U.S. attorney's office said.Wilbert James Veasey Jr., 65, of Dallas, was found guilty in April 2016 by a jury of playing a role in the massive home health care fraud conspiracy led by Dr. Jacques Roy, 59, of Rockwall.U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay also ordered Veasey to pay $23.1 million in restitution to Medicare and $506,880 in restitution to Medicaid. Veasey has been in custody since February 2016 after violating his conditions of release. Roy is scheduled to be sentenced in August. He has lost his medical license and could face more than 80 years in prison.The case was notable for being what officials called the nation's largest home health care fraud involving a single doctor. Authorities said that Roy and his associates recruited fake patients - including some of Dallas' homeless - to submit the bogus health care claims.  Continue reading...

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