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Woman pleads guilty to $2.5 million Medicaid fraud

October 19, 2018

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut businesswoman has pleaded guilty to defrauding Medicaid of $2.5 million.

Federal prosecutors say 49-year-old Juliet Jacob waived her right to be indicted Thursday and entered her plea to a charge of health care fraud.

Jacob and another person operated two social and psychotherapy businesses in Bridgeport. The U.S. Attorney for Connecticut says the pair billed Medicaid for services that were never provided from as early as January 2012.

Jacob acknowledged her role in a separate scheme to defraud Medicaid of more than $200,000 through fraudulent billing as part of her guilty plea.

She has agreed to pay $2.7 million in restitution, and faces a maximum of 10 years in prison.

Jacob, formerly of Bridgeport, currently lives in Wake Forest, North Carolina.