News

Houston Man Gets Prison Over $45M Health Fraud

View Comments
(credit: Getty Images)

(credit: Getty Images)

Featured Items

77820352_8Hot Cheerleader - Funny Faces 2014

Small-Wtt6-10s Go Tailgating

136535896All Updated Adrian Peterson Information

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_815 Things Men Think About During Sex

work listicle Houston Man Gets Prison Over $45M Health Fraud Five Times You Should Lie to Your Boss

77820352_810 Worst Ways To Breakup With A Woman

77820352_8PHOTOS: Maxim's List Of The 50 Hottest Celebs

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

HOUSTON (AP) — A seventh person convicted in a $45 million health care fraud scheme based in Houston has been sentenced to prison.

A federal judge in Houston on Monday ordered 41 months in prison for 56-year-old Tony Nnonso Obi. The naturalized U.S. citizen from Nigeria in August pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud and to money laundering.

Prosecutors say Obi was affiliated with an assisted living facility and sent some residents to City Nursing Service of Texas Inc.

Authorities say City Nursing owner Umawa Imo paid Obi more than $1 million in the Medicare and Medicaid scheme. Imo last year was sentenced to more than 27 years in prison for running the scam.

An eighth person convicted in the fraud case awaits sentencing.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 25,114 other followers