School Counselor Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Defrauding North Carolina Medicaid
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Joseph Frank Korzelius, 47, of Tryon, N.C. was sentenced yesterday to 24 months in prison for fraudulently billing Medicaid for more than $450,000 in false claims for mental and behavioral health services he did not provide, announced R. Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. In addition to the prison term imposed, U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger ordered Korzelius to serve three years of supervised release and to pay $436,229.08 as restitution to Vaya Health, the administrator of Medicaid funds in Western North Carolina.
- Date:December 1, 2017
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions