September 6, 2016
Las Vegas, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that Mamie Ree Hubbard-Washington, 73, of Las Vegas, was sentenced for Medicaid fraud. The fraud was committed between April and August 2012.
Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Michelle Leavitt sentenced Hubbard-Washington to one count of conspiracy to submit false claims, a gross misdemeanor. As a part of her sentence, Hubbard-Washington was ordered to serve a term of up to 364 days in prison and pay restitution of more than $1,200. Additionally, Hubbard-Washington has been excluded from providing future Medicaid services.
The investigation began after the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) discovered that Hubbard-Washington had submitted an application to Medicaid to be a provider of Medicaid services without disclosing a prior conviction for felony child abuse. Failure to disclose this information is in violation of state and federal law.
“Ensuring the quality of Medicaid services for all Nevadans in need is a priority for my Office’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit,” said Laxalt. “We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to investigate and prosecute those who jeopardize the integrity of benefit programs that many Nevadans rely on.”
On behalf of the Attorney General and the State, the MFCU investigates and prosecutes financial fraud by 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 for Hubbard-Washington, click here. To file a complaint with our Office, click here.
Senior Deputy Mark J. Krueger prosecuted this case.
(Photo courtesy of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)