Houston Man Guilty in Health Care Fraud Conspiracy

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

HOUSTON - Prosecutors say a 45-year-old Houston man has pleaded guilty to participating in a massive health care fraud conspiracy.

U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson said Friday that Floyd Leslie Brooks admitted he referred Medicare beneficiaries to City Nursing Services of Texas Inc. in exchange for illegal kickbacks.

The plea agreement states that Brooks received 32 checks totaling $13,700 for referring beneficiaries to City Nursing's owner, Umawa Oke Imo.

Imo was sentenced to more than 27 years in prison last year for his main role in the conspiracy. Imo billed Medicare and Medicaid more than $45 million for physical therapy services at City Nursing that never occurred.

Brooks was allowed to remain on bond pending sentencing Sept. 20. He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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