Corporate Compliance

Tennessee man sentenced to federal prison for Medicaid fraud

Compliance Monitor, March 23, 2005

A Tennessee man was sentenced on March 17 to 18 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy and money laundering charges that constituted Medicaid fraud, the Associated Press reported.

Cedric Deadmon, 37, of Jackson, was indicted in December 2003 on charges that he illegally obtained federally funded contracts through the state Department of Mental Retardation. He was also ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution, the AP reported.

Deadmon was the chief executive of two human service companies at the time of his indictment. According to AP reports, he lied about providing services for the disabled.

The U.S. Attorney's office is also preparing to sentence Deadmon's coconspirator, Isaac J. Williams, 39, of Nashville. Williams has admitted to taking part in Medicaid fraud while he was employed by the University of Tennessee providing training for employers who hire disabled workers, the AP reported.

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