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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 27, 2017

New Orleans Woman Indicted for Conspiracy to Receive and Pay Illegal Health Care Kickbacks

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that SAQUENA GRIFFIN, a/k/a “QUEENIE,” age 34, of New Orleans was charged today with conspiracy to pay and receive illegal Medicare kickbacks which resulted in Medicare paying $378,274 to a local home health.

According to the Indictment, GRIFFIN was a recruiter and marketer for Comprehensive Nursing and Home Health Service, Inc. (Comprehensive) on Earhart Blvd., in New Orleans. GRIFFIN is charged with receiving illegal kickbacks to bring Medicare beneficiaries to Comprehensive.

If convicted, GRIFFIN, faces a possible maximum sentence of five years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

U.S. Attorney Polite reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendants must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrice Harris Sullivan is in charge of the prosecution.

Topic: 
Healthcare Fraud
Updated January 27, 2017