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Health care insurance Fraud sentencing

August 4, 2011

             Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that Guillermina Bressler, age 56, a resident of Columbus, Georgia was sentenced August 3, 2011, on one count of Health Care Insurance Fraud against American Family Life Assurance Company, also known as AFLAC, in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Section 1347(2) and 18 United States Code Section 2, before the Honorable Clay Land, United States District Court, Columbus, Georgia.

                Bressler was sentenced to seven months imprisonment, three years supervised release, a mandatory assessment fee of $100.00, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $109,451.25 to the victims.

                Bressler devised a scheme to embezzle $109,451.25 from AFLAC, a company engaged in business both within and outside the state of Georgia.  Bressler submitted fraudulent claims against her supplemental insurance policy with AFLAC to fraudulently obtain funds ranging in various amounts.  While AFLAC engages in various types of businesses, its primary function is to provide supplemental insurance (health care benefit program) to policyholders who are ill or injured, or both, and are unable to work.

                The case was investigated by Special Agent David Whitlow, Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Verda Colvin.

                For additional information please contact Sue McKinney, Public Affairs Specialist at
(478) 621-2602.