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Indianapolis Man Indicted For Bilking Medicaid Out Of More Than $1 Million

Last updated on Monday, April 2, 2012

(INDIANAPOLIS) - A suburban Indianapolis man has been indicted on federal charges alleging that he bilked Indiana’s Medicaid program out of more than $1 million dollars.

The Indianapolis Star reports 49-year-old Donald Hamilton of Carmel faces one count of health-care fraud, five counts of false statements in a health-care matter and two counts of money laundering.

Federal prosecutors say Hamilton's actions cost Indiana taxpayers more than $1 million. The indictment alleges Hamilton is the controlling owner of Indianapolis-based Compression Etc., which sells custom-made compression stockings.

Hamilton is accused of using another company to generate false invoices with compression stocking prices nearly three times what Hamilton's companies actually paid for them. Those invoices were allegedly sent to the state to justify a claim for reimbursement much higher than what's allowed by law.

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