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

Thursday, August 10, 2017

New Orleans Woman Pleads Guilty to Healthcare Fraud

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that SAQUENA GRIFFIN, a/k/a “QUEENIE,” age 34, of New Orleans, pled guilty today to conspiracy to pay and receive illegal Medicare kickbacks which resulted in Medicare paying $378,274 to a local home health agency.


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

GRIFFIN faces a possible maximum sentence of five years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo set sentencing on October 19, 2017.

Acting U.S. Attorney Evans 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.

Health Care Fraud
Updated August 10, 2017