A Midlothian woman has been indicted on charges related to a health-care fraud conspiracy that she allegedly ran from prison.
Alexis C. Norman, 46, is charged with running an operation involving more than $810,000 in false Medicaid claims. She is scheduled to make her initial appearance in federal court Friday,
Norman originally pleaded guilty in August 2015 to one count of health-care fraud in a false-billing scheme she ran involving two companies she owned and operated, Greater Southwest Group Inc. and Ellis County Community Services.
In that scheme, Norman used identities of licensed counselors and Medicaid clients without their knowledge or consent to submit false claims for psychotherapy services. Norman, who is neither licensed as a psychotherapist or any sort of mental health professional, was sentenced last year to nearly nine years in federal prison and ordered to repay nearly $3 million to Medicaid.
The new indictment charges Norman with running a similar operation while awaiting sentencing in the previous case and continuing to do so after she began her prison sentence. Authorities say Norman, along with a co-conspirator, ran two counseling companies, Janus Children Services Inc. and Therapeutic Outreach Services, and obtained Medicaid provider numbers for licensed mental health professionals by advertising jobs on Craigslist but not actually hiring anyone.
The best part? If found guilty she just stays where she is, she’s already in jail!
Alexis got another 105 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $2,969,045.97 in restitution to Medicaid. Judge Boyle remanded the defendant into custody at the conclusion of the hearing.