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Hudson Woman Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud

April 2, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Tylese Rodriquez, a/k/a Tylese Marie Pearson, age 32, of Hudson, South Dakota, appeared before US Magistrate Judge John E. Simko on March 30, 2012, and pled guilty to count 2 of an indictment that charged her with Health Care Fraud. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both. Restitution may also be ordered.

Rodriquez intentionally executed a scheme to obtain prescription pain medication under the control of her employer, Hudson Healthcare Center, by means of false representations.

The investigation was conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Kevin Koliner.

A sentencing date has not yet been set. The defendant was released on bond pending sentencing.



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