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Attorney General Jeff Landry Announces Three Medicaid Fraud Arrests
3/2/2016
BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry announced today that Chanel Galle, Marion Nora, and Joy Washington have been arrested by his Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU).

“Medicaid fraud steals taxpayer money and jeopardizes care for some of our State’s most vulnerable people,” said General Landry. “Our office is committed to investigating, arresting, and prosecuting criminals who defraud Louisiana’s Medicaid system.”

Galle, 37 of Westwego, was arrested for three counts of Medicaid fraud. Nora, 32 of Lafayette, was arrested for one count of Medicaid fraud and one count of filing or maintaining false public records. And Washington, 52 of Baton Rouge, was arrested for four counts of Medicaid fraud.

All three surrendered to MFCU Investigators and were booked at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

Medicaid fraud occurs when providers use the Medicaid program to obtain money to which they are not entitled. To report Medicaid fraud or abuse and neglect in residential care facilities, please contact Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Medicaid Fraud Hotline at 888-799-6885 or www.AGJeffLandry.com.

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