Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release
Simmons entered a plea to one count of patient brokering and one count of grand theft of more than $10,000, both third degree felonies. The conditions of Simmons’ plea include six months incarceration in the Leon County Jail and nine months of probation. Simmons is also required to pay restitution to Florida Medicaid along with additional fines and costs. The Second Circuit State Attorney’s Office prosecuted the case.
“I urge anyone with information about potential Medicaid fraud to contact our fraud hotline by calling 1-866-9-NO-SCAM or by visiting MyFloridaLegal.com,” said Attorney General Pam Bondi.
Apple users can also file complaints using the Florida Attorney General’s mobile application. If statutory conditions are met, citizens may be eligible for an award.
The Attorney General's MFCU investigates and prosecutes providers that intentionally defraud the state's Medicaid program through fraudulent billing practices. From Jan. 2011 to Nov. 2014, Attorney General Bondi's MFCU has obtained more than $466 million in settlements and judgments.