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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Maryland Man Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud, Tax Evasion

RICHMOND, Va. – A Maryland man was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for conspiring to defraud Medicaid and evading both his personal income taxes and his company’s employment taxes.

Lamar Taylor, 39, of Bowie, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud, and tax evasion, on August 4. According to court documents, Taylor was the owner and operator of Alexandria-based Global Interventions, LLC, a business that marketed itself as a provider of therapeutic treatment services for at-risk children. Taylor obtained contracts with Alexandria City Public Schools and Hopewell City Public Schools, becoming an approved Medicaid-contracted service provider for mentoring services to at-risk youth.  Between April 2014 and September 2016, Taylor billed Alexandria City Public Schools and Hopewell City Public Schools for hundreds of therapeutic day treatment sessions with at-risk youth that did not take place, receiving approximately $595,000 in fraudulently obtained Medicaid funds. Taylor also evaded paying over his personal income taxes and Global’s employment taxes from 2012 to 2015, resulting in a tax evasion liability of approximately $398,000.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Mark R. Herring, Attorney General of Virginia, Adam S. Lee, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office, and Kimberly Lappin, Special Agent in Charge, Washington, D.C. Field Office, IRS-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Thomas A. Garnett and David V. Harbach II prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:17-cr-101.

Topic(s): 
Health Care Fraud
Contact: 
Joshua Stueve Director of Communications joshua.stueve@usdoj.gov
Updated October 27, 2017