|May 10, 2011
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–Today, Attorney General Pam Bondi announced that a Miami-Dade County resident is in custody after he allegedly defrauded the Florida Medicaid program out of more than $299,000. Gregory Campbell was arrested today on a felony warrant by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
An investigation by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit alleges that Campbell, also known as Mikel Mittal, was the billing agent for two adult family care homes in Miami-Dade County and fraudulently billed Medicaid for the same recipients at both facilities for the same services on overlapping dates. Campbell also billed for Medicaid recipients who never lived at the facilities. He purportedly split the illegal proceeds with the owner of one of the facilities and forged other documents to receive illegal proceeds from the other facility. A review by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Medicaid claims data revealed that between September 2005 and January 2007 Campbell caused more than $299,000 of fraudulent claims to be paid by the Agency for Health Care Administration.
Campbell is charged with one count of grand theft, organized fraud and Medicaid fraud, all first-degree felonies. He is also charged with conspiracy to commit Medicaid fraud and an additional count of organized fraud, both second-degree felonies. If convicted, he faces up to 120 years in prison and $50,000 in fines and restitution. He is currently being held in the Broward County jail. The case is being prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution.