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Pitt County Medicaid Biller Sentenced to 9 Years in Federal Prison for Participation in Medicaid Fraud Conspiracy

WILMINGTON - The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced that yesterday in federal court, DONNIE LEE PHILLIPS, II, 37, of Greenville, North Carolina, was sentenced to 108 months in federal prison and 3 years of supervised release following his prior guilty plea to Health Care Fraud Conspiracy and Aggravated Identity Theft. PHILLIPS was also ordered to make restitution of $5,722,364.09 to the victims of the offense, which included the North Carolina Medicaid program and a physician, whose name and identification number PHILLIPS and other conspirators used to commit the fraud. PHILLIPS was further ordered to forfeit certain proceeds of the fraud, including a truck, boat, and boat trailer.


Action Details

  • Date:December 13, 2016
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions