RALEIGH, NC (WITN) The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina states 46-year-old Shephard Lee Spruill II of Winterville, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to devote healthcare scams, and perjury.
Under the regards to a plea arrangement, Spruill confronts 15 years in jail, $500,000 in fines, and 3 years of monitored release.
Under extra terms, Spruill likewise accepted make restitution in the quantity of $1,846,377 to the North Carolina Medicaid program, in addition to extra restitution for other scams devoted by or through Medicaid companies Pride in North Carolina, Carolina Support Services, Elite Care, Southern Support Services, One to One Youth, Vision of New Hope, Bridge Builders Youth Services, and Jameson Consultants.
According to the criminal Information and proof gone over in open court, Spruill participated in a conspiracy with Terry Lamont Speller and Donnie Lee Phillips II, both are currently sent to prison, to defraud Medicaid about a center in.
Pitt County, called “The Medical Office.”.
Spruill, who at that time was the president of a behavioral health practice called Carolina Support Services, had access to lists of patient names and Medicaid Identification Numbers.
Spruill offered these to Speller and Phillips, who used them to fraudulently bill Medicaid for more than $2 Million in fictitious services.
After Medicaid sent out payment for the phony services to Speller, Spruill got his cut of the profits under the guise of loan payments.
About the charge of perjury, the proof revealed that Spruill affirmed before a federal grand jury that he had no business relationship with Speller, which he had no understanding of why Medicaid payments were being divided in between Speller and.
Under the plea contract, Spruill confessed that he lied about these realities to the grand jury.