FEDS: 2 MEN DEFRAUDED OBAMACARE OUT OF $27M
A father and son from California pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to defraud Affordable Care Act programs out of more than $27 million in at least 12 states, the Department of Justice said.
Jeffery White, 60, and Nicholas White, 33, of Twin Peaks, Calif., appeared in Hartford federal court Friday. The two were health care professionals, said FBI Special Agent in Charge Brian C. Turner.
The Whites created fake residential leases using fake landlords in various states to further their conspiracy, including Danbury, Farmington, Hartford and Norwalk, court documents showed.
In pleading guilty, the Whites admitted their scheme led to more than $27 million in losses to ACA — also known as Obamacare — plans across the country.
U.S. Attorney John H. Durham of the District of Connecticut said this case is believed to be the first of its kind involving fraudulent enrollment of individuals in ACA plans on a national scale.
Court documents showed that Jeffery White and Nicholas White conspired to defraud health care plans that operate under the ACA in Connecticut and at least 11 other states by fraudulently enrolling people in plans in states where they did not live.