States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|May 23, 2011||
FORMER HAVEN HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATOR WHO
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KIMBERLY BOCCACIO, 40, of Pomfret Center, was sentenced today by Chief United States District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to three years of probation.
According to court documents and statements made in court, BOCCACIO was employed as the nursing home administrator at Haven Health Center of Jewett City. On July 14, 2008, BOCCACIO was interviewed by federal agents concerning the forging of the signature of a former resident of Haven Health Center of Jewett City on a Resident Admissions Agreement. BOCCACIO provided materially false information to the agents and stated that she had witnessed the patient sign the Agreement when, in fact, BOCCACIO knew that the signature was a forgery.
On August 24, 2009, BOCCACIO pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of a federal criminal health care investigation.
This matter stems from a larger investigation into fraud at Haven Healthcare, a chain of nursing homes formerly headquartered in Middletown. The investigation also has resulted in convictions of Raymond Termini, the former CEO of Haven Healthcare; Fred Dalicandro, the former Director of Cash Management of Haven Healthcare; and Serena Sylvia, a former Regional Accounts Receivable Manager for Haven Healthcare.
This case was investigated by the Health Care Fraud Task Force, including agents from the Offices of the Inspectors General of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Social Security Administration, along with agents from the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Connecticut Chief State’s Attorney’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David J. Sheldon and Auditor Susan Spiegel.
U.S. Attorney Fein encouraged individuals who suspect health care fraud to report it by calling the Health Care Fraud Task Force at (203) 785-9270 or 1-800-HHS-TIPS.
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