June 15, 2020
Las Vegas, NV – Today,
Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced that Darryl John Allen,
52, of Las Vegas, was sentenced in a Medicaid fraud case involving submitting
false claims to Nevada Medicaid. The fraud occurred between January 2016 and May
District Court Judge Jacqueline Bluth sentenced Allen to 12-36
months in jail, suspended, and ordered him to pay $200,000 in restitution.
Individuals or businesses convicted of Medicaid fraud may also be
administratively excluded from future Medicaid and Medicare participation.
“When health care providers take advantage of Medicaid
recipients and ultimately taxpayers, my Medicaid Fraud Control Unit steps in to
investigate and prosecute,” said AG Ford.
“Today, we are taking a stand against these types of bad actors by holding this
provider accountable for his fraudulent acts and ensuring those in need of
Medicaid services receive necessary health care.”
The investigation of this case began after the Medicaid Fraud
Control Unit (MFCU) received information that Allen, the owner of Divine
Healing Health Services, LLC (Divine), was using his business to submit false claims
for services that were never actually provided to Medicaid recipients. The
investigation revealed that Allen knowingly submitted these false claims, and
that he failed to maintain any records to support any of the services allegedly
provided. All of the providers who purportedly provided services denied ever
hearing of, or providing services on behalf of, Divine. All of the Medicaid
recipients who were used in the scheme denied they received the amount of
services allegedly provided by Divine.
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. Anyone wishing
to report suspicions regarding any of these concerns may contact the MFCU at
702-486-3420 or 775-684-1100.
To view the criminal Information, click here.
This case was investigated by the Attorney General’s Medicaid
Fraud Control Unit, and was prosecuted by Senior Deputy Attorney General Behnaz
To view the criminal information for Darryl Allen, click on the
(Photograph courtesy of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)