Federal Jury Convicts New Orleans Woman In Health Fraud Scheme

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal court jury has convicted the owner of a health care company for her role in a $3.2 million Medicare fraud scheme operating in and around New Orleans.

         U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite said in a news release Monday 46-year-old Tracy Richardson Brown, of New Orleans, was convicted Saturday on 18 counts after a five-day trial before U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr.

         Polite says Brown was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, nine counts of health care fraud, one count of conspiracy to pay illegal kickbacks and seven counts of paying illegal kickbacks.

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         Brown's sentencing hearing is scheduled for Aug. 10.



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