A court in Texas, the United States of America has sentenced a 44 year old Nigerian woman, Vivian Yusuf to more than seven years imprisonment for her role in a nearly $10 million Medicare billing scam in Texas.
Vivia who is a former resident of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, pleaded guilty last September to conspiracy to commit health care fraud.
She operated a medical supply company associated with Aghaegbuna “Ike” Odelugo of Sugar Land, who ran the business from a cellphone store.
Investigators say Yusuf formerly owned Ivy Health Care Supply in Houston and had been a fugitive since 2011. She was arrested last June at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.
Odelugo, her partner, pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering and in 2012 was sentenced to six years in prison and ordered to repay $9.9 million. [myad]