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Hudson Woman Charged with Obtaining Controlled Substances by Fraud and Health Care Fraud

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
605-357-2360

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Hudson, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Obtaining Controlled Substances by Fraud and Health Care Fraud.

Tylese Marie Rodriquez, a/k/a Tylese Marie Pearson, age 32, was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 7, 2012, for Obtaining Controlled Substances by Fraud and Health Care Fraud. She appeared before US Magistrate Judge John E. Simko on February 9, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction for Obtaining Controlled Substances by Fraud is four years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both. The maximum penalty upon conviction for Health Care Fraud is 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both. The charges are merely accusations, and Rodriquez is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. Assistant US Attorney Kevin Koliner is prosecuting the case. Rodriquez was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not yet been set.

 

 

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