The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia has announced an Atlanta man has been convicted of billing the government for worthless services which operating “horrendous” nursing homes. George Dayln Houser has been convicted on charges of conspiring with his wife to defraud the Medicare and Medicaid programs by billing them for “worthless services” in the operation of three deficient nursing homes between July 2004 and September 2007. Medicare and Medicaid paid HOUSER more than $32.9 million during that time for food, medical care, and other services for nursing home residents.
“It almost defies the imagination to believe that someone would use millions of dollars in Medicare and Medicaid money to buy real estate for hotels and a house while his elderly and defenseless nursing home residents went hungry and lived in filth and mold,” said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. The Rome News Tribune reports that on Monday, August 13, 2012, U.S. District Court Judge Harold L. Murphy sentenced Houser to 20 years in prison on Monday afternoon, calling the services provided by his three nursing homes “barbaric” and “uncivilized.”
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