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Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Medicaid Fraud Charges Against Postal Employee And Spouse

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Thomas O'Donnell, the Special Agent in Charge of the New York Office of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General ("HHS-OIG"), today announced charges against ALEXANDER KNOBEL, an employee of the United States Postal Service the ("Postal Service"), and his spouse, YANA MALKINA, for Medicaid fraud. The Complaint alleges that KNOBEL and MALKINA repeatedly submitted fraudulent documents to obtain and continue to receive Medicaid for themselves and their family, defrauding the Medicaid Program of nearly $100,000, and causing resources designed for low-income individuals to be diverted to themselves. The defendants were arrested this morning and are expected to be presented today before U.S. Magistrate Judge James L. Cott.


Action Details

  • Date:March 7, 2014
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions