October 16, 2018
A Medicaid transportation provider, its president, and a driver have been sentenced to pay a $10,000 fine and serve 2-4 years in prison for stealing a total of $1.2 million from New York's Medicaid program. The driver who was sentenced, Haimid Thompson
, was accused of paying a Medicaid recipient to enroll in services from his employer and submitting falsified logs showing daily trips on behalf of the recipient. He was ordered to pay $23,598. The company, 716 Transportation, Inc.
, was sentenced to a fine of $10,000, and the president, Wossen Ambaye
was ordered to pay restitution of $900,497, for knowing the services billed were not actually provided. NY AG