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Readers may want to file this story under “Nothing’s shocking, Florida.”
Daphne Campbell, a registered nurse and consultant to long-termcare providers, narrowly won election last year to represent a Miamiarea district in the Florida House of Representatives after she pledged to fight rampant fraud in the Medicaid program.
Now the Miami Herald reports Campbell is under investigation by the state attorney general’s office. For what, you ask? Medicaid fraud, of course.
A spokeswoman at Campbell’s district office in Miami Shores declined to comment on the Herald’s story, which alleged Campbell and her husband ran a shady long-term-care consulting business that left at least two group home operators with huge Medicaid receipts the owners say they never knew about. This comes five years after the state cut off funding for group homes that Campbell used to run directly until several rapes and deaths raised questions about her wards’ safety.
After the Medicaid fraud investigation story broke July 1, Herald reporter Marc Caputo tried to get Campbell to address the issue on camera, tailing her out of a Jackson Memorial Hospital building and barking questions such as: “You had said you were going to fight Medicaid fraud, but now you’re under investigation for Medicaid fraud, and I was just hoping you could square that.”
Campbell just disregarded the questions, laughing and mocking the cameras tracking her by saying, “I am a celebrity.”