Skip to comments.Immigrant Advocate Pleads Guilty to Health-Care Fraud
Posted on 09/14/2013 5:00:38 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A Spring Valley woman pleaded guilty Friday to taking part in a multi-year scheme to falsify medical certifications while working as an advocate for immigrants seeking help in obtaining U.S. citizenship or government benefits.
Nawal Talia, 57, admitted during a hearing in federal court in San Diego that she recruited patients for National City psychologist Roberto Velasquez, who was sentenced earlier this year to 21 months in prison and ordered to repay more than $1.5 million to the Social Security Administration in the largest single restitution order in the agency's history.
As part of her job, Talia for several years submitted documents to federal agencies on behalf of her clients, certifying that they were mentally disabled. Rather than obtain benefits legitimately, she and Velasquez worked together to falsify medical certifications and fabricate patient histories, according to prosecutors.
Talia admitted that she helped Velasquez falsify disability-exception certification forms used by the Department of Homeland Security during the naturalization process and medical letters used by the Social Security Administration to award Supplemental Security Income and disability payments.
She conceded that she lied on both types of documents about the length of time her clients had been under the care of Velasquez. In one case, she certified that a patient had been treated by Velasquez for a year, when the person actually had met Velasquez only once, court papers show.
In another instance, she filed a Social Security appeal falsely certifying that a man had been treated by Velasquez for 11 months. Talia simply made up that number so he appeared to be eligible for disability benefits, when Talia knew he was not, according to court documents.
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Simply an isolated case, I’m sure.
“was sentenced earlier this year to 21 months in prison and ordered to repay more than $1.5 million to the Social Security Administration in the largest single restitution order in the agency’s history.”
Ok, the sandiego6.com?
Biggest retribution to SSA in history?
are the news outlets covering this up/ignoring this primarily for the libs, or is to maintain the massive money printing operation?
Because, really, the money should’ve started running out by now. WE ARE going to have to start paying back the 17 trillion. I sure don’t want to leave it to the kids.
And: is she an immigrant advocate? Really?
Simply an isolated case, Im sure.
Unexpectedly and inexplicably, they're all isolated.
NEW LAW: GOVERNMENT FRAUD IS PUNISHABLE BY MANDATORY MINIMUM 10 YEAR PRISON
One-year amnesty to report yourself and explain how the fraud is committed
10% REWARD FOR ANYONE WHO REPORTS CRIMES
This is what Obama is telling the illegals on what to do about citzens who impede what illegals are doing to force us to adjust to their culture..
A mere droplet from the tip of the iceberg.