|November 8, 2013
Media Contact: Jenn Meale
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution successfully prosecuted Miami-Dade County billing agent Gregory Campbell for defrauding Florida’s Medicaid program out of nearly $300,000. According to an investigation by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Campbell billed the Medicaid program for services never rendered. This case was based on a referral from the Agency for Health Care Administration.
“We will not allow these criminals to defraud the Medicaid program, a program funded by taxpayer dollars and intended to help people in-need,” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi. “My Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and Office of Statewide Prosecution will remain relentless in their efforts to pursue Medicaid fraud and hold wrongdoers accountable.”
Campbell was convicted by a jury on one count of organized fraud and one count of Medicaid fraud, both first-degree felonies. He was also convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit Medicaid fraud, a second-degree felony. He faces up to 45 years in prison and fines and restitution. The trial took place in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit. The sentencing date has yet to be scheduled. Campbell conspired with two other individuals, Percival Wignall and Enid Salmon, at a total of three adult family homes. The facilities involved in this illegal billing scheme were Denian Adult Family Care Home, D & E Home Care Facility, and Sunnyman Retirement Home. Co-defendant Percival Wignall pled guilty on related charges, and there is a fugitive warrant out for the arrest of Enid Salmon.