Jury in Houston convicts ambulance owner of fraud

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) - A federal jury in Houston has convicted a businesswoman of health care fraud for $2.4 million in bogus Medicare billings related to her ambulance company.

Prosecutors say Gwendolyn Climmons-Johnson faces up to 50 years in prison when she's sentenced early next year. Jurors convicted Climmons-Johnson of one count of conspiracy and four counts of health care fraud in cases since 2010.

Investigators say Climmons-Johnson owned and operated Urgent Response EMS. The company provided non-emergency ambulance services to Medicare beneficiaries in the Houston area.

Prosecutors say Climmons-Johnson, who was convicted Wednesday, submitted fraudulent claims to Medicare for ambulance services that were medically unnecessary and/or not provided.


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