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Nathan Hughey has handled claims against Richard C. Cooke pleaded guilty to defrauding medicare.
Nursing home head guilty in $1 million Medicaid fraud
By The Associated Press
Published: July 17, 2013
Time posted: 3:50 pm
Tags: Medicaid Fraud
COLUMBIA (AP) — A South Carolina nursing home operator has pleaded guilty to defrauding $1 million from South Carolina’s Medicaid program.
Attorney General Alan Wilson told The Associated Press on Wednesday that 53-year-old Richard C. Cooke of Lake View pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges related to his operation of six nursing homes in Aiken, Bishopville, Fork, Florence, Kingstree and Fountain Inn.
From 2009 to 2011, those nursing homes were overpaid by more than $1 million as the result of fraudulent cost reports submitted to Medicaid.
Wilson says Cooke will serve a year of house arrest and five years probation. He was also ordered to make restitution and paid $500,000 toward that on Wednesday.
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