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Last Defendant In Medicaid Fraud Scheme At Local Rehab Center Sentenced

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Federal authorities say the last of six people indicted in a 48 million dollar Medicaid fraud scheme has been sentenced  to 27 months in prison and nearly 16 million dollars restitution. 

42-year-old Jennifer Sheridan and five others were chargedwith conspiracy to commit health care fraud related to drug and alcohol recovery centers in Whitehall and Austintown Township. Prosecutors say Sheridan and Braking Point Recovery Services were accused of charging Medicaid millions for services that weren't provided, weren't medically necessary or lacked proper documentation. Owner Ryan Sheridan was sentenced in January to 7-and-1/2 years in prison.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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