Federal indictment charges 6 in $48M Medicaid fraud
CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal authorities say six people have been indicted in a $48 million Medicaid fraud scheme, including a man who was viewed as a local superhero for his car collection and daring feats for charity.
Thirty-eight-year-old Ryan Sheridan and five others were charged Wednesday with conspiracy to commit health care fraud related to drug and alcohol recovery centers in Mahoning County’s Austintown Township and Franklin County’s Whitehall.
Prosecutors say Sheridan is sole owner of Braking Point Recovery, which is accused of charging Medicaid millions for services that weren’t provided, weren’t medically necessary or lacked proper documentation.
The government is seeking $3 million in forfeited property, including Sheridan’s replicas of vehicles from the “Back to the Future,” ″Ghostbusters” and “Batman” films.
A message seeking comment was left Friday with Sheridan’s attorney.