October 9, 2019
Reno, NV – Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced that Bradley Steven Mallory, 29, of Reno, was sentenced today in a Medicaid fraud case involving failure to maintain records for healthcare services for Medicaid recipients.
Mallory was sentenced for a Gross Misdemeanor offense of Intentional Failure to Maintain Adequate Records by District Court Judge David Hardy. Judge Hardy sentenced Mallory to 364 days incarceration, suspended, and placed him on probation for three years. As part of the sentence, Mallory was ordered to pay over $40,000 in restitution and to perform 100 hours of community service. The fraud occurred between February 2017 and April 2017.
“This Office has zero tolerance for fraud against Nevada’s Medicaid program,” said AG Ford. “This conviction sends a clear message to healthcare providers to follow the law.”
The investigation began after the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) discovered that 2nd Chance Recovery and Rehabilitation, an entity owned and operated by Mallory, opened at the same location and with the same phone number as a behavioral health entity recently excluded from Medicaid. The investigation revealed that Mallory billed Medicaid for certain behavioral health services for which he failed to maintain appropriate records that could substantiate the services purportedly provided by 2nd Chance Recovery and Rehabilitation’s professionals.
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.
MALLORY, BRADLEY STEVEN
courtesy of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office)