Home health company owner gets prison for $21M Medicare fraud scheme

A Houston man who owned several home health companies was sentenced to 30 months in prison for a $21 million Medicare fraud scheme. 

Felix Amos, 72, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, according to an Oct. 31 Justice Department news release. The department said that Mr. Amos paid physicians to certify Medicare beneficiaries for home health services that were not provided or not needed. 

Mr. Amos was also ordered to pay more than $21 million in restitution, according to the release.

Co-defendant Fausat Adekunle, 39, was sentenced to 144 months in prison after being found guilty by a jury in March, according to the release. Mr. Amos' wife, Oluyemisi Amos, 41, was sentenced to 72 months in prison after pleading guilty to her role in the scheme. 

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