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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.”

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