Skip to main content
Press Release

Monticello Man Ordered To Pay $280,480 in Restitution

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana

HAMMOND – Jimmie Powers, 67 years old, of Monticello, Indiana, was sentenced, on April 2, 2019, by District Court Judge Philip P. Simon on his plea of guilty to health care fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Powers was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay $280,480.93 in restitution. 

According to court documents, Powers billed Indiana Medicaid for inflated mileage when transporting Medicaid beneficiaries to and from medical appointments. 

This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General in coordination with the Indiana Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and handled by Assistant United States Attorney Diane L. Berkowitz.


                                                                          # # #                                                           

Updated April 9, 2019

Health Care Fraud