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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

Friday, January 10, 2014

Alton Woman Sentenced For Health Care Fraud

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that Roslyn James, 46, of Alton, Illinois, was sentenced in District Court in East St. Louis, IL on one count of Health Care Fraud.

Roslyn James was sentenced to four (4) month’s confinement in the Bureau of Prisons, four (4) month’s home confinement, three (3) years’ supervised release following her confinement, a special assessment of $100, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $50,568.12. Johnson previously pled guilty to submitting false and fraudulent bills in regard to the providing of personal assistant services in the Home Services Program, a Medicaid Waiver Program designed to allow individuals to stay in their homes instead of entering a nursing home. James admitted that she falsely billed the program for services that were supposed to have been provided to her son; however, the person who she claimed as having provided the services lived in the State of California.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General and the Illinois State Police’s Medicaid Fraud Control Bureau. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ranley R. Killian.

If you suspect or know of an individual or company that is not complying with healthcare laws or public aid programs, you may report this activity to the local office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General or call 1-800-447-8477.

Updated February 19, 2015