JACQUELINE EVANS SEGURA, SENTENCED TO 42 MONTHS IMPRISONMENT IN HEALTH CARE FRAUD
JACQUELINE EVANS SEGURA, age 41, a resident of Mandeville, Louisiana, was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon to forty-two months imprisonment after pleading guilty to health care fraud, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Lemmon imposed three (3) years supervised release, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should she violate an terms of her condition. Also, SEGURA was ordered to repay $703,263 in restitution to the victims of her scheme.
SEGURA was employed as an office manager at a medical practice in Covington, Louisiana, owned and operated by a local plastic surgeon and a general surgeon. SEGURA used the on-line payroll system of that clinic to deposit unauthorized paychecks into her account, routinely kept cash payments instead of depositing them into the account of the clinic, added unauthorized telephone lines to the clinic’s mobile phone service account for her personal use, and used the physicians’ personal credit card to make unauthorized telephone and on-line purchases for her personal use. Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon sentenced SEGURA to the term
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and prosecuted by Special Assistant U. S. Attorney Juliana Etland.
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