KANSAS CITY, Kan. – (March 6, 2020) – A Kansas City man has been ordered to repay more than $6,800 to the Kansas Medicaid Program after being found guilty of Medicaid fraud-related charges, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.
Derek L. Brown, 54, pleaded guilty in January in Wyandotte County District Court to one felony count of Medicaid fraud. Wyandotte County District Judge Michael Russell yesterday ordered Brown to repay $6,844.80 to the Kansas Medicaid Program. Judge Russell also sentenced Brown to 30 months probation with an underlying prison sentence of 12 months. Convictions such as this one may also result in a period during which the defendant is prohibited from being paid wages through a government health care program.
An investigation by the Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division revealed that between November 2013 and May 2014, Brown submitted false claims to the Medicaid program for providing in-home assistance to a Medicaid beneficiary.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Kyle Edelman of Schmidt’s office.