DALLAS (October 12, 2012)—Cyprian Akamnonu, the owner of a North Texas home health services company, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud Thursday in a $374 million Medicare billing scheme linked to an indicted doctor.
Dr. Jacques Roy faces trial next June on charges he ran a Medicare and Medicaid fraud scam and signed off on false paperwork.
Roy is charged with conspiracy, obstructing justice, fraud and making false statements.
Records show Akamnonu had operated Ultimate Care Home Health Services Inc. since 2006.
Investigators said the businessman and others recruited people as Medicare beneficiaries for unneeded services.
Akamnonu faces as much as 10 years in prison when he’s sentenced next year.
He must forfeit 21 properties, four vehicles and some personal and business funds.