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Home Healthcare Worker Pleads Guilty to Billing Medicaid While on a Cruise Ship

St. Louis, MO - Demagio Smith, 28, of St. Louis, Missouri, pled guilty to conspiracy to make false statements to Medicaid. In his plea agreement, Smith admitted that he repeatedly submitted false time sheets to Medicaid that suggested that he was working as a home health care aide during 2013-17, and was taking care of two women inside their homes. In reality, Smith was actually working at another job or traveling outside of Missouri on the dates and times indicated in his time sheets. Smith's out of town trips included travel to California, New Jersey, the Virgin Islands, and a voyage on a Caribbean cruise ship. Sentencing for Mr. Smith is set for March 6, 2019.


Action Details

  • Date:December 3, 2018
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions