United States Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton Announces "Home Alone IV" And Nationwide Takedown Of Health Care Scams
Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, and Gerald Roy, Special Agent in Charge, United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations for Region 7 (Kansas City office) today announced indictments and arrests arising out of Operation Home Alone IV. The indictments are a fourth wave of charges targeting the abuse of a Medicaid program in Illinois that provides personal assistants to Medicaid recipients to assist them with general household activities and personal care. The program is intended for recipients under 60 years of age and is designed to reduce Medicaid expenditures by avoiding more expensive institutional care, including nursing home care.
- Date:June 18, 2015
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions