Nursing Home Operator Sentenced to 20-years in Prison After Nelgecting Residents

A former nursing home operator has been sentenced to serve 20 years in prison.  The 64-year-old nursing home operator was sentenced Monday following his conviction of Medicare and Medicaid fraud program by providing what the judge called "worthless services."

State inspectors closed the man's two nursing homes in 2007 because of the poor conditions. According to court documents, the facility operator used the money he received to live luxuriously while residents went without basic medical necessities such as food and medication.

In addition to the jail time, the man must pay $6.7 million in restitution to Medicaid and Medicare and more than $872,000 to the Internal Revenue Service. For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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