A brand new arraignment date has been set for a person charged alongside along with his spouse in a multimillion dollar Medicaid fraud scheme with roots in Roanoke Rapids and Ahoskie.
Timothy Mark Harron is scheduled for arraignment on April 22 earlier than Chief Choose Richard E. Myers II in Wilmington at 10:30 a.m.
His spouse, Latisha Reese Harron, is scheduled for sentencing on Might 18 earlier than Myers, in keeping with court docket paperwork filed within the federal court docket system.
Paperwork filed final month indicated the federal government and counsel for Mr. Harron had been attempting to work out a deal within the case to keep away from a trial.
In November Mrs. Harron pleaded responsible to conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, conspiracy to commit cash laundering, and aggravated identification theft.
She additional agreed to forfeit the proceeds of her crimes.
These proceeds included as much as $13,396,921.64, a British Aerospace BAE 125-800A plane, a 2017 Aston Martin DB 11 sports activities automobile, a 2016 Ford F-150 Supercrew pickup, actual property held within the identify of Assured Healthcare Programs in Hertford County, actual property situated in Charles County, Maryland, in addition to varied different objects of designer jewellery and luxurious objects seized from the defendant’s penthouse condominium in Las Vegas.
Based on court docket paperwork, Mrs. Harron, also referred to as Latisha Reese Holt, 44, initially from Japanese North Carolina, admitted to conspiring together with her husband to hold out an enormous fraud upon the North Carolina Medicaid Program by billing the federal government for fictitious residence well being providers.
Based on the fees, Mrs. Harron created, and was working, Agape Healthcare Programs, which the federal government has described as an alleged Medicaid residence well being supplier in Roanoke Rapids.
To enroll Agape as a Medicaid supplier, Mrs. Harron fraudulently hid her prior felony conviction for identification theft.
In 2012, she and her husband moved out of North Carolina to Maryland.
Regardless of that transfer, Mrs. Harron continued to invoice NC Medicaid as if Agape was offering residence well being providers to North Carolina recipients.
In Might of 2017, Mrs. Harron moved to Las Vegas to dwell together with her husband. They married in 2018.
Mr. Harron was additionally a beforehand convicted felon, a truth the federal government alleges was hid from NC Medicaid on enrollment paperwork.
Mrs. Harron pleaded responsible to allegations that she and her husband then labored collectively to increase the Agape fraud upon NC Medicaid, by fraudulently billing this system for greater than $10 Million, simply within the interval between 2017 and 2019.
Mrs. Harron admitted that she and her husband carried out the fraud by exploiting an eligibility instrument that was entrusted solely to NC Medicaid suppliers.
Particularly, the Harrons searched publicly out there sources, reminiscent of obituary postings on the web by North Carolina funeral houses, to find just lately deceased North Carolinians.
The federal government has stated Mrs. Harron admitted that she and her husband carried out the fraud through the web from places across the globe, together with their company workplace constructing in Las Vegas, their penthouse condominium in Las Vegas, a company workplace in North Carolina, and from varied inns and luxurious resorts in and out of doors of the US.
The conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and wire fraud carries a most punishment of as much as 20 years in jail.
The aggravated identification theft rely carries a most punishment of not lower than nor greater than two years in jail consecutive to different sentences whereas the conspiracy to commit cash laundering carries a most sentence of 10 years in jail.