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Houston woman sought for healthcare fraud

Posted on April 5th, 2011 No Comments

Police are currently searching for a woman that they believe committed healthcare fraud in Houston.  A federal grand jury indicted the woman, known as Vivian Adiza Yusuf or Vivian Adiza Amenaghawon, on March 2, 2011.

Crime Stoppers claims that the woman participated in Medicare fraud from June 2007 to May 2009.  In addition, police believe that there are co-conspirators involved in the healthcare fraud scheme.  She is accused of obtaining protected healthcare information like names, birth dates, and Medicare numbers.

Furthermore, police suspect that the woman and her co-conspirators submitted around 790 claims from individuals in Texas and Louisiana.  The claims requested $3.4 million and $1.6 million was obtained.

If you or someone you know has been accused of or charged with healthcare fraud, contact the Houston healthcare fraud defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. at 713-523-0404 to learn more about your rights.

Fleeing day care owner surrenders, charged with federal crime

Posted on March 23rd, 2011 No Comments

The owner of a day care center in Houston that caught fire recently turned herself into police after fleeing to Nigeria.  Four children were killed in the tragic fire and the day care owner, 22-year old Jessica Tata, fled the country immediately after.

Houston police were able to determine that Tata had been at a nearby Target, leaving the day care unattended, when the fire broke out after watching store surveillance videos.

Reports indicate that Tata surrendered to police in Nigeria this past Saturday.  In addition to charges of manslaughter, Tata is facing a federal criminal charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

Jury selection for Tom Delay trial begins

Posted on October 27th, 2010 No Comments

This week, the jury selection for former House Majority Leader Tom Delay’s trial began in Austin.

Charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering were filed against Delay five years ago.  Delay pushed for the trial and sources say he entered the Travis County Courthouse with high hopes that he will not be convicted.

The charges came about after suspicions that he was illegally financing Texas GOP legislative races in 2002.  The trial has been delayed several times for pretrial appeals but officials expect to have the jury selected today and for the trial to begin next week.

If you or someone you know has been charged with money laundering or another federal crime, contact the Houston federal crimes attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer P.C. at 713-523-0404 to learn more about your rights.