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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Chandler Man Sentenced to Prison for Health Care Fraud and Identity Theft

     PHOENIX – On April 24, 2017, Elseddig Elmarioud Musa, 43, of Chandler, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes to 57 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release. Musa also was ordered to pay more than $1.2 million in restitution. Musa was convicted by a jury of 35 counts of health care fraud and four counts of aggravated identity theft.

 

     Musa falsely billed Arizona’s Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) for thousands of medical transports that never occurred, generating more than a million dollars in fraudulent payments from AHCCCS. AHCCCS is Arizona’s Medicaid agency that offers health care programs to serve Arizona residents who meet certain income and other requirements. owned and operated Arizona One Medical Transportation LLC, which purported to provide non-emergency medical transportation for AHCCCS recipients on the Navajo reservation. From January 2012 through June 2014, ’s company submitted more than 15,000 false claims to AHCCCS for medical transports that never occurred, generating approximately $1,203,680.08 in fraudulent payments from AHCCCS to Musa.

 

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and AHCCCS-OIG. The prosecution was handled by Jillian Besancon and Peter Sexton, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

 

CASE NUMBER: CR-15-01265-DLR-PHX

RELEASE NUMBER: 2017-037_Musa

 

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Healthcare Fraud
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CR-15-01265-DLR-PHX / 2017-037_Musa
Updated April 25, 2017