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Deaconess Home Health, Inc. and Owner Agree to Criminal and Civil Resolution of Health Care Fraud Charges

The Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Gregory Haanstad, announced today that the United States has filed a criminal information charging Deaconess Home Health, Inc. and its owner, Lazarus Bonilla, with committing health care fraud against the Wisconsin Medicaid Program. Deaconess has agreed to plead guilty to the crime under a plea agreement filed with the information. Bonilla and the United States have entered into a deferred prosecution agreement. The United States also reached a civil settlement agreement with Deaconess and Bonilla for $3,724,000 pursuant to the federal False Claims Act.


Action Details

  • Date:November 18, 2015
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions