|July 6, 2015
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Attorney General Pam Bondi today announced the prosecution of Shanqual Marshall-Gunn for billing more than $47,000 worth of targeted case management services that were fraudulent or not authorized to the Medicaid program. Marshall-Gunn, the owner of Second Chances TCM, Inc., paid monetary incentives, or kickbacks, to both employees and clients who referred new business to her company.
The Honorable Jenifer M. Davis, Circuit Judge of the 9th Judicial Circuit, sentenced Shanqual Marshall-Gunn to 18 months in prison, five years of supervised probation, no future employment by any Medicaid provider and more than $47,000 in restitution. The investigation was conducted by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution.
The MFCU investigates and prosecutes fraud involving providers that intentionally defraud the state's Medicaid program through fraudulent billing practices. Medicaid fraud essentially steals from Florida's taxpayers. From January 2011 to March 2015, Attorney General Bondi's MFCU has obtained more than $474 million in settlements and judgments.
The Office of Statewide Prosecution prosecutes multi-circuit organized crime while working regularly with federal and state counterparts to coordinate efforts against criminal activity. The office provides proactive partnership to law enforcement and is not limited to geographic or judicial boundaries.