Couple to serve prison time for Medicare - - Jackson, MS

Couple to serve prison time for Medicare

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GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a Moss Point couple already convicted in a Medicare fraud scheme to prison time and ordered them to forfeit their home and pay more than $8.1 million in restitution.

The Sun Herald reports a jury in May convicted LaTanicia McMillan Rogers and Wayne Rogers of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and theft of government funds.

LaTanicia Rogers also was convicted of 3 counts of health care fraud and two counts of making false statement involving health care.

The couple returned to court on Tuesday, where U.S. District Judge Walter Gex III sentenced LaTanicia Rogers to 15 years and three months in prison, and ordered her husband to serve 11 years and three months.

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