Gov’t makes conviction on $6.7M fraud scheme

Friday, December 14, 2012

WASHINGTON – The owner and operator of Joy Supply and General Services in Shreveport, La., was convicted Dec. 14 by a federal jury for his role in a $6.7 million Medicare fraud scheme, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. Kenny Msiakii, 44, of Houston, was convicted of eight counts of healthcare fraud. He purportedly used Joy Supply’s Medicare number to submit fraudulent claims to Medicare for HME, including medically unnecessary orthotic devices, which, in some cases, were never provided. At a sentencing scheduled for Feb. 28, Msiakii faces a maximum sentence of 80 years in prison.