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Hood: Ex-insurance agent gets jail time for fraud

MERIDIAN — A former insurance agent will spend time behind bars for fraud, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. The Attorney General’s Office Elisa Odom, 45, of Bailey pleaded guilty in Lauderdale County Circuit Court before Judge Lester Williamson to five counts of mail fraud and four counts of false pretense. She was sentenced on count one (mail fraud) to five ...

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Chaney: State will receive nearly $1M from AIG settlement

JACKSON — Mississippi will receive nearly $1 million in fines, penalties and taxes from American International Group Inc. (AIG) and its workers’ compensation insurance affiliates, according to the Mississippi Insurance Department. The monies are a result of a 2010 settlement agreement in a multi-state market conduct examination of AIG for its writing and financial reporting practices regarding workers compensation insurance ...

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Appeals panel denies bond for doctor charged with chemo fraud

SUMMIT — A federal appeals panel has upheld the denial of bond for a doctor charged in a chemotherapy fraud case that authorities say swindled millions from Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Meera Sachdeva, founder of Rose Cancer Center in Summit, and two others are charged with numerous federal crimes for allegedly participating in a scheme to dilute chemotherapy drugs and ...

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Judge sets trial date for chemotherapy fraud case

SUMMIT — A federal judge has set a Feb. 7 trial date for a doctor and two others charged in a massive chemotherapy fraud case that authorities say swindled millions from Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Meera Sachdeva, founder of Rose Cancer Center in Summit, and two others are charged with numerous federal crimes for allegedly participating in a scheme to ...

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Five more sentenced for healthcare insurance fraud

BRANDON — Five women have been sentenced from three to eight years in prison for helping bilk the state out of more than $500,000 in a healthcare fraud scheme. The Clarion-Ledger reports the women were sentenced in Rankin County Circuit Court by Judge John Emfinger. So far, 11 people have pleaded guilty and been sentenced. The remaining three are set ...

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Three more plead guilty to health insurance fraud

BRANDON — Three more defendants have entered guilty pleas concerning their role in an insurance fraud scheme involving the State and School Employees Health Insurance Plan, announced Attorney General Jim Hood. Fourteen people were charged in the case where three employees of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi were accused of conspiring with 11 state employees. Seven others recently ...

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Cancer doctor to plead not guilty to fraud

SUMMIT — A Mississippi cancer doctor is expected to plead not guilty today to charges of diluting chemotherapy drugs and using old needles on patients. Dr. Meera Sachdeva is the 50-year-old founder of Rose Cancer Clinic in Summit. She’s scheduled for arraignment today in U.S. District Court in Jackson. Sachdeva’s attorney, Robert McDuff, says she would plead not guilty. Prosecutors ...

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Five sentenced for insurance fraud scheme

BRANDON — Five people have been sentenced for their role in an insurance fraud scheme involving the State and School Employees Health Insurance Plan, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Three employees of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi were accused of conspiring with 11 state employees. Six others have yet to plea or go to trial. The five ...

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