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Health Care Business Owners Plead Guilty To Fraud And Tax Charges On Eve Of Trial

Acting United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker today announced the guilty pleas of three defendants for their involvement in a years-long, multi-million dollar heath care fraud and tax conspiracy. THURLEE BELFREY, 52, ROYLEE BELFREY, 52, and LANORE BELFREY, 42, pleaded guilty on September 14, 2017, before Senior U.S. District Judge Ann D. Montgomery in Minneapolis, Minn. THURLEE BELFREY pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the federal-state Medicaid program and failing to pay over taxes withheld from employees' pay. ROYLEE BELFREY pleaded guilty to two counts of failure to pay over taxes withheld from employees' pay. LANORE BELFREY pleaded guilty to conspiring to evade personal income taxes.


Action Details

  • Date:September 19, 2017
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions