Baton Rouge home health care company indicted on state racketeering charge


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BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — A Baton Rouge home health care company has been indicted on state racketeering charges that accuse the firm of defrauding Louisiana's Medicaid program of $15 million.

The Advocate reports ( ) the indictment of Extraordinary Care Network Inc. by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury on Thursday. The state charge comes five weeks after a federal grand jury in Baton Rouge indicted the company's Chief Operating Officer Sedric C. Blakes, of Zachary, on health care fraud and wire fraud counts.

The company's indictment alleges the racketeering activity stretched from January 2008 through March 2013 and included theft by fraud, money laundering, and filing and maintaining false public records.

Information from: The Advocate,

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