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Minnesota Attorney General charges 3 in $11M Medicaid fraud case

Fox 9 KMSP

Three people were charged on Thursday in an alleged scheme to defraud Minnesota’s Medicaid program, according to Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison.

The charges allege the three men swindled Medicaid out of nearly $11 million, which is the largest fraud prosecution charged by the Minnesota Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, according to Ellison's office. 

The head of the alleged scheme, Abdirashid Ismail Said, is charged with one count of racketeering, eight counts of aiding and abetting theft by swindle, and one count of perjury for defrauding the Medicaid program through his operation of three Medicaid-funded home health care agencies: Faym Health, Prestige Health and Minnesota Home Health Care. 

Two others involved in the alleged scheme, Ali Abdirizak Ahmed and Said Awil Ibrahim, were each charged with racketeering and aiding and abetting theft by swindle.


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