HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A businessman who operated an ambulance company in the Houston area must serve more than five years in federal prison for running what prosecutors call a $2.8 million billing scam.
Keeble Lovall, 46, of Houston was sentenced Thursday to 63 months for unnecessary or unauthorized transports during 2011 and 2012 as part of Medicare and Medicaid billings.READ MORE: NTSB Says Pilot Error To Blame For 2019 Crash At Addison Airport That Killed 10
Last July, Lovall pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud.READ MORE: DFW Weather: Flash Flood, Severe Weather Risks Continue In North Texas
Prosecutors said Lovall owned Your Health EMS and knowingly billed the federal programs for transports not covered by the government or for trips never made.
Investigators say in some cases Lovall submitted claims to Medicare and Medicaid for individual ambulance transports, when multiple patients were in the same emergency vehicle.MORE NEWS: Governor Greg Abbott Bans Mask Mandates In Texas Pubic Schools, Public Health, Cities
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