August 10, 2015
Las Vegas, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that Nathanial Davis, 39, of Las Vegas, was sentenced for Medicaid fraud, a category “D” felony. The fraud was committed between October 2011 and October 2013.
“My office will continue to take a strong stance against those who abuse the Medicaid system for their own personal gain,” said Laxalt. “The prosecution of these crimes will deter future frauds and ensure that money paid to Medicaid providers is being properly used to support those in need of services.”
Eighth Judicial District Court Judge David Barker sentenced Davis to 12-48 months in prison on a felony charge of submission of false Medicaid claims, suspended the sentence, and placed him on probation for five years. As part of his sentence, the judge ordered Davis to pay more than $17,000 in restitution, and perform 100 hours of community service.
After the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) received information that Davis had allegedly not provided services to Medicaid patients during his employment and ownership of Inspiration Behavioral Management, Inc., the unit began an investigation. The unit’s research confirmed these allegations, and also revealed that Davis used the Medicaid provider numbers of other Inspiration employees to submit false claims.
On behalf of the attorney general and the state, the MFCU investigates and prosecutes financial fraud of those providing healthcare services or goods to Medicaid patients. Persons convicted of Medicaid fraud may also be administratively excluded from future Medicaid and Medicare participation. Anyone wishing to report suspicious activities regarding any related fraud may contact the MFCU at 702-486-3420 or 775-684-1100.
To view the criminal Information, click here. To file a complaint with the Office of the Nevada Attorney General, click here.
This case was prosecuted by Senior Deputy Attorney General Andrew Schulke.
(Photo Courtesy of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)