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Owner of Child Autism Services Agency Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud

Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that NICOLE M. BALKAS, 31, of Bridgeport, waived her right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to one count of health care fraud. According to court documents and statements made in court, Balkas owned and operated Helping Hands Academy, LLC, in Bridgeport, which provided applied behavior analysis services to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).


Action Details

  • Date:April 28, 2021
  • Agency:District of Connecticut
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions