United States Attorney David Capp
Northern District of Indiana
5400 Federal Plaza, Suite 1500
Hammond, Indiana 46320
Hammond South Bend Fort
Hammond South Bend Fort Wayne
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ROSSVILLE MAN SENTENCED IN HEALTH CARE FRAUD AND TAX EVASION CASE
Hammond, Indiana - United States Attorney David Capp announced that Chad Shedron, 36, of Rossville, Indiana, was sentenced by Chief Judge Philip Simon to 57 months imprisonment and 1 year of supervised release after pleading guilty to a 2 count Information charging him with the felony offenses of executing a scheme to defraud the Indiana Medicaid health benefit program and evading federal income tax.
According to the plea agreement filed in this case, Shedron agreed to a money judgment in the amount of $3,521,961.22 which represents the dollar amount of proceeds derived from the health care fraud. He also agreed that the tax loss for 2007 was approximately $189,009.00, and further agreed that he is responsible for tax losses of $164,728.99 for 2008, $141,623.00 in 2009 and $32,310.00 in 2010. Further, Shedron agreed to forfeit his personal residence, $65,000.00 in cash, a brokerage account, jewelry and a baseball card collection with an estimated value of over $200,000.00.
This case was the result of an investigation by the Department of Health and Human Services – Office of the Inspector General, the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Indiana Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Diane Berkowitz.