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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Port Charlotte Woman Sentenced To Prison For Healthcare Fraud

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Steven Merryday has sentenced Lisa McLaren Janick (48, Port Charlotte) to 16 months in federal prison for healthcare fraud.

According to court records, while employed as a marketer at a home health agency, Janick falsified documents relating to patients from her husband’s medical office and created referrals for these patients to receive home health services from her employer, when Janick knew that the patients were not entitled to such services.

Janick’s husband, Dr. John Janick (73, Port Charlotte), was previously sentenced to five months in prison for obstruction of a federal audit.

This case was investigated by FBI and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Inspector General. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Rachel Jones.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Health Care Fraud
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Updated February 13, 2019