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Healthcare Company Executives Sentenced to Prison for Fraud and Kickbacks

BATON ROUGE, LA - United States Attorney Walt Green announced that IMEH U. EBERE, age 55, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and SHEILA R. HIVES, age 51, of Baker, Louisiana, have each been sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson for health care fraud offenses in connection with their roles at Golden Medical Equipment & Supply, Inc. ("Golden"), a Baton Rouge-based company that provided durable medical equipment in the Baton Rouge area. EBERE was sentenced to serve twenty-two (22) months in prison, followed by a two-year term of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $444,061.72 in restitution. HIVES was sentenced to a term of probation and was ordered to pay $7,687.50 in restitution.


Action Details

  • Date:February 13, 2015
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions