Powell, Wyoming Psychologist Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud
Gibson Buckley Condie, 57, of Powell, Wyoming, pled guilty in federal court on October 27, 2017, to health care fraud involving mental health services falsely billed to Wyoming Medicaid, announced Acting United States Attorney John R. Green. Condie, who is a licensed psychologist, had been indicted by a federal grand jury in May 2017 for an alleged scheme to defraud Medicaid. As part of a plea agreement with the United States, Condie has agreed to serve 3 years in prison, pay approximately $2.28 million in restitution to the Wyoming Department of Health and the United States Department of Health and Human Services, and forfeit certain assets traceable to the proceeds of his fraud.
United States District Court Judge Alan Johnson accepted Condie’s guilty plea. Sentencing is scheduled for January 8, 2018, in Cheyenne.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General, and the Wyoming Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Eric Heimann and Nicole Romine of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming and Special Assistant United States Attorney Travis Kirchhefer of the Wyoming Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
Suspected fraud against Medicaid or Medicare can be reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General at 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477) and the agency’s website https://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/report-fraud/. Wyoming residents can call the Wyoming Medicaid Fraud Control Unit toll free at 1-800-378-0345, or visit their website at http://ag.wyo.gov/medicaid-fraud-control-unit.