Felix Maduka, owner of a home health services company Joystar Home Health Services, was sentenced to serve five years in prison for his leading role in a conspiracy to structure over $1.8 million in bank withdrawals to conceal a $4.5 million healthcare fraud scheme. On April 16, 2014, Maduka pleaded guilty to the charges along with his wife, Joystar’s Director of Nursing Stella Maduka. They engaged in this structuring scheme to conceal the monies used to pay illegal kickbacks to recruiters in exchange for referring Medicare beneficiaries to Joystar and to doctors for authorizing home health services that were not medically necessary nor provided. They also fabricated patient records to support the fraudulent Medicare billing. DOJ
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