Hospice Owner Sentenced to 28 Months for Medicare Fraud

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge today sentenced a Muscle Shoals man to 28 months in prison for taking part in a health care fraud totaling more than $3 million in connection to a hospice care program he operated, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, FBI Special Agent in Charge Patrick Maley and Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Special Agent in Charge Derrick Jackson.

U.S. District Judge Inge P. Johnson sentenced JACKIE RANDOPLH GIST, 55, for engaging in a criminal conspiracy to defraud Medicare from about March 2006 to July 2009. During that time, Gist operated Good Samaritan Hospice USA Inc., an Alabama corporation that provided hospice care in Muscle Shoals. Gist pleaded guilty in September to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and three counts of health care fraud and agreed to forfeit $3,192,285 to the government as proceeds of illegal activity. Gist must report to prison April 2.

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