Albuquerque Woman Indicted for Medicaid Fraud...Attorney General's Office Investigation Leads to Charges
Thursday, April 21, 2011
(ALBUQUERQUE)---Attorney General Gary King's office says following its investigation, a Bernalillo County grand jury has indicted 33-year-old Angela Lujan on one count of Medicaid Fraud and one count of Falsification of Documents. Both charges are fourth degree felonies.
AG King's Medicaid Fraud & Elder Abuse Division will prosecute the case against defendant Lujan as part of its continuing work to protect the health care program. Medicaid Fraud is an offense that compromises the integrity of public benefits programs designed to provide care for vulnerable New Mexicans.
The indictment alleges the defendant, between December 2007, and April 2009, provided Medicaid-funded personal care option in-home services which were inadequate, or submitted false claims for provision of these services. Count II alleges Falsification of Documents during the same time period.
The defendant could face imprisonment of up to eighteen (18) months each on the Medicaid Fraud count and the Falsification of Documents count.
The case has been assigned to Second Judicial District Judge Pat Murdoch. An arraignment date has not yet been scheduled.