|February 1, 2013
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Attorney General Pam Bondi today announced that Titilayo Osholaja Dokun, owner of Capital City Area Care, a Leon County Medicaid home services company, was sentenced today to eight years in state prison for submitting more than $100,000 in false claims to the Florida Medicaid Program. Dokun was convicted last December on four counts of Medicaid provider fraud and grand theft.
“My office’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit will continue to aggressively pursue these cases and protect Florida’s Medicaid program,” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi.
The investigation by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit established that Dokun overbilled the Medicaid program by charging for more hours of services that were actually provided. Additionally, Dokun billed Medicaid for services to recipients who were not enrolled in an authorized home and community based program.
In addition to her prison sentence, Dokun was sentenced to 22 years probation and ordered to pay more than $100,000 in restitution to Florida’s Medicaid program.
The State Attorney's Office for the Second Judicial Circuit prosecuted the case.