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Local Woman Sentenced on Health Care Fraud Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

St. Louis, MO – Brandy Archie, St. Louis, Missouri, was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for selling her prescription drugs that had been submitted and paid by Medicaid. 

According to court documents, Archie visited a doctor on numerous occasions and falsely represented to the doctor that she needed prescription drugs to treat her medical conditions.  She had already decided to sell the drugs.

Archie pled guilty last December to two felony counts of healthcare fraud and two felony counts of possession with intent to distribute prescription drugs. She appeared today for sentencing before United States District Judge Ronnie L. White. 

This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Inspector General, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Missouri Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.  Assistant United States Attorney Dorothy McMurtry handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Updated April 21, 2016