September 12, 2018
Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that Marquis Antoine Boxley, 38, of Las Vegas, was sentenced today in a Medicaid fraud case involving the failure to maintain proper documentation for services provided to Medicaid recipients.
Boxley was sentenced for a gross misdemeanor offense of Intentional Failure to Maintain Adequate Records by District Court Judge Ronald J. Israel. Judge Israel sentenced Boxley to nine months incarceration, suspended, and placed him on probation for two years. As part of the sentence, Boxley was also ordered to pay $2,278 in restitution and perform 50 hours of community service. The fraud occurred between January 2015 and May 2016.
“These convictions ensure that Medicaid providers who have the responsibility to provide much needed mental health services to Medicaid recipients are actually providing those services as billed to Nevada Medicaid,” said Laxalt.
The investigation began after the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) received information that Boxley was not providing services to Medicaid recipients. The investigation revealed that Boxley did knowingly create fictitious documentation, including time sheets, for services allegedly provided to Medicaid recipients. Boxley then submitted the false documentation to his employer, Southern Comfort PCA, LLC. The documentation prepared by Boxley, and used to substantiate Medicaid claims, was false as many of Boxley’s records were for dates and times for services allegedly provided to Medicaid recipients who were in fact hospitalized during those times.
The MFCU investigates and prosecutes financial fraud by those providing healthcare services or goods to Medicaid patients. The MFCU also investigates and prosecutes instances of elder abuse or neglect. Persons convicted of Medicaid fraud may also be administratively excluded from future Medicaid and Medicare participation. Anyone wishing to report suspicions regarding any of these concerns may contact the MFCU at 702-486-3420 or 775-684-1100.
The case was prosecuted by Steve Sidhu, Senior Deputy Attorney General.
To view the criminal information, click here. To file a complaint with the Office of the Nevada Attorney General, click here.
(Photo courtesy of
the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)