$5.7 Million Restitution Ordered In Medicaid Fraud Scheme

Friday, September 28th 2007, 10:44 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A federal judge in Iowa has ordered an Oklahoma attorney to pay more than $5.7 million in restitution for his role in a Medicare fraud scheme.

James E. Golden Jr. of Oklahoma City pleaded guilty in December 2005 to helping Floyd W. Seibert, who owned two Oklahoma home health agencies, defraud Medicare by submitting inflated claims.

Golden admitted writing letters to conceal fraudulent loans among several Oklahoma and Texas companies owned by Seibert, who operated some of them under the alias Martin Mesquite.

In addition to restitution, Golden was sentenced to three years of probation.

Seibert was sentenced September 12th to 46 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to submitting fraudulent Medicare claims through an intermediary in Iowa.