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A.G. Underwood Announces Arrests Of Niagara Falls Taxi Company Owner And Employees For Allegedly Defrauding Medicaid

NIAGARA FALLS - Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood today announced the arrests of Sadat Khan, 29, Kashif Pervez, 36, Marcus Mathis, 41, Chester Haugabook, 48, and William Medina, 35, all of Niagara Falls, for their roles in an alleged scheme to steal over $50,000 from Medicaid by paying off Medicaid recipients in order to fraudulently bill for transport rides. The Attorney General's ongoing investigation into Medicaid transit scams - dubbed "Operation Ghost Ride" - revealed that Wego Taxi Tours, Inc. submitted claims and received payment from Medicaid for rides that were not provided as claimed.


Action Details

  • Date:November 8, 2018
  • Agency:New York Attorney General
  • Enforcement Types:
    • State Enforcement Agencies