Louisiana man charged with medical reimbursement fraud
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man has been charged with taking part in a medical reimbursement scheme.
The U.S. Attorney's Office said in a news release that 52-year-old Brent Anthony Silva of Covington is charged with conspiracy to make false statements and representations for a business marketed as a medical reimbursement program.
A bill of information states Silva worked for Total Financial Group. Prosecutors say the company marketed a program to employers to reimburse their employees for medical expenses such as co-pays and deductibles. In 2016, 350 companies with 4,400 employees participated.
Silva is accused of causing false statements to be made to companies and their employees about program benefits.
Silva faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted. It was not known he has an attorney.