March 3, 2015
Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that Oluwole Adegboruwa, 45, of Las Vegas, was sentenced this week for submitting false Medicaid claims for delivery of medical supplies. A jury found him guilty of felony and gross misdemeanor offenses of false Medicaid claims, theft, intentionally inadequate records and unlawful use of another’s personal identification. The fraud occurred between October 2008 and December 2009.
“Medicaid fraud harms taxpayers, the Nevada Medicaid program and the users of the program,” said Laxalt. “My office will pursue all offenders to protect Nevadans and to mitigate the damage caused by fraud to the Medicaid system.”
Eighth Judicial District Court Judge David Barker sentenced Adegboruwa to 19 to 48 months in prison on each of the false claims and theft charges, 364 days in jail for inadequate record keeping and 22 to 96 months for the unlawful use of another’s identification. All sentences are to run concurrent to each other and were suspended. As part of the sentence, Adegboruwa was ordered to pay $21,595.68 in restitution and costs of the investigation and prosecution. The judge also ordered Adegboruwa to have no involvement with any business that directly or indirectly receives Medicaid payments.
Medicaid provides payment to furnish medical supplies that allow people to care for their own medical conditions, gain mobility and maintain hygiene. An investigation by the attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) into Flotsol, Inc. Medical Supplies, a medical equipment company owned and operated by Adegboruwa, revealed that he created false documents and submitted fraudulent bills for medical supplies that he claimed he provided to Medicaid recipients. The MFCU discovered that he billed Medicaid for more expensive and greater quantities of items than he had actually provided to the Medicaid recipients. His fraudulent claims to Medicaid involved the unlawful use of the recipients’ personal identification and information.
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. 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 suspicious activities regarding any of these concerns may contact the MFCU at 702-486-3420 or 775-684-1100.
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The case was prosecuted by Matthew Jensen, Senior Deputy Attorney General.
(Photo courtesy of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)