MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota’s attorney general’s office says it has charged 11 people with defrauding the state’s Medicaid program of more than $800,000.
Attorney General Keith Ellison said in a statement Friday that the charges involve nine different cases. The announcement comes on the heels of an investigation into a northern Minnesota care center that bilked Medicaid out of nearly $2.2 million.READ MORE: Trial Set In December For Kim Potter, Former Officer Charged In Daunte Wright Shooting
Among those charged Friday were 33-year-old Kaldeq Yusuf, of Hopkins, and 39-year-old Abdifatah Ali, of Eagan, who owned and managed Diversity Home Health Care, Inc. The company allegedly received over $400,000 in a scheme that involved stealing the identities of numerous personal care assistant agencies in order to bill for services that were not completed, as well as unlawful kickback agreements.READ MORE: Wisconsin DOJ Administrator Alleges 'Ongoing' Racial, Sexual Harassment
Court documents do not list attorneys for Yusuf and Ali.MORE NEWS: Bomb Squad Responds After Treasure Hunters Bring Mortar To Nimrod Bar
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