Attorney General Laxalt Announces Sentencing of Medicaid Provider for Submitting False Medicaid Claims
February 10, 2015
Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that Victor Sutton, 41, of Las Vegas, NV was sentenced today for a felony offense in a Medicaid fraud case for submitting false Medicaid claims. His sentence also included a gross misdemeanor offense of intentional failure to maintain adequate records.
“My office is committed to ensuring that Medicaid money is allocated towards the goods and services needed by Medicaid recipients, not to criminals,” said Laxalt.
Senior District Court Judge J. Charles Thompson sentenced Sutton to 12-48 months in prison, suspended, to the performance of 200 hours of community service and payment of $265,000 in restitution, penalties and costs. An investigation by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) revealed that Sutton created false documentation for behavioral health services he allegedly provided to Medicaid recipients as the owner and employee of Assertive Living, LLC between January 2013 and February 2014. Upon investigation, the services Sutton allegedly provided to the Medicaid recipients did not reflect the actual services he billed to Nevada Medicaid.
The MFCU investigates and prosecutes financial fraud of 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 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. To file a complaint click here. To view the criminal Information, click here.
This case was prosecuted by Andrew Schulke, Senior Deputy Attorney General.