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Nurse Practitioner Admits to Receiving Kickbacks for Signing Orders for Medicaid Services

RALEIGH - The United States Attorney Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina, John Stuart Bruce, announced that today in federal court, CHRISTINE HICKS THOMAS, 62, of Murfreesboro, North Carolina, pleaded guilty to Illegal Remunerations. Under the terms of the plea agreement, THOMAS faces up to 5 years in prison, $25,000 in fines, and 3 years of supervised release. Under additional terms discussed in court, THOMAS agreed to surrender her nursing license, to surrender any interest she has in companies that bill the government for health care services, and to be permanently excluded from Medicare and Medicaid programs.


Action Details

  • Date:September 20, 2017
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions