Three sentenced in $87 million Medicaid fraud scheme

Three people who were part of a sophisticated, $87 million health care fraud scheme were sentenced in federal court in Pittsburgh on Wednesday. The three were among a total of 16 people charged for billing Pennsylvania Medicaid for in-home health care for services that were never performed.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon sentenced Arlinda Moriarty, 53, of Cranberry to seven years in prison.

Her sister, Daynelle Dickens, 48, of Pittsburgh was ordered to serve two years, and their uncle, Tony Brown, 65, was ordered to serve three years probation, including three months on house arrest.

The three, who pleaded guilty in May, must also pay restitution. For Moriarty, that amount is $8.7 million.

Source: Three sentenced in $87 million Medicaid fraud scheme

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