kC woman, st. Louis man indicted for medicaid kickbacks
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., woman and a St. Louis, Mo., man were indicted by a federal grand jury today for kickbacks that were paid to refer Medicaid patients to a non-emergency medical transportation business.
Sofisha Rajhane Broadway, 30, of Kansas City, and Emir Ramic, 44, of St. Louis, were charged in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield.
Broadway was employed by Logisticare Solutions, Inc., which had a contract with the state of Missouri to provide non-emergency medical transportation for Medicaid patients. Broadway worked as a scheduler at Logisticare’s network operations center in Kansas City, Mo., where she helped arrange transportation services with companies that had contracted with Logisticare to provide the transportation services for the Missouri Medicaid patients.
Ramic owned and operated Eurotrans Services, a transportation company in St. Louis, Mo., that contracted with Logisticare.
Today’s indictment alleges that, from April 1 to July 31, 2009, Broadway received payments from Ramic in exchange for her referrals of Medicaid patients to his transportation company. Broadway is charged with one count of receiving illegal kickbacks and Ramic is charged with one count of paying illegal kickbacks.
Phillips cautioned that the charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall D. Eggert. It was investigated by the FBI and the Missouri Attorney General.