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Father, daughter plead guilty to federal health care fraud charges

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RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) -- A Wilmington man and his daughter have pleaded guilty to federal charges after prosecutors say they used several medical practices they owned to submit fake bills to Medicare and Medicaid.

Roy Creasy pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit health care fraud. His daughter Tamala Creasy Newton admitted to 13 counts of aiding and abetting health care fraud, one count of conspiring to commit health care fraud, four counts of mail fraud and one count of identity theft.

Creasy faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Newton faces decades in prison and millions of dollars in fines. Sentencing is set for October 4.

Click here to see the US Attorney's full news release on the Creasys' guilty plea

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fatherm daughter plead guilty to federal health care fraud charg

These people are just a drop in the bucket, of the medicaid and medicare fraud going on in our state. You can report them until you are blue in the face, and usually nothing is done. If the state took everything the theives own, and sold it, they may recoup some of the money that was stolen. This is why medicare and medicaid is going broke, not because of sick people.

CANT DEFY THE LAW

WELL THAT IS WHAT SHE GETS. SHE AND ROY HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO TURN THIS AROUND AND FIX THE SITUATION BUT THEY CHOSE TO CONTINUE TO LIE AND DEFRAUD THE GOVERNMENT. ROY SHOULD GET THE SAME PUNISHMENT AS TAMI BECAUSE HE KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON...BUT ITS ALL OVER NOW...

FINALLY!

What goes around comes around. I knew she would get what is coming to her. It just took a little while. Thanks to the government for following up.

My question

why wait 4 months for sentencing?

Have the authorities confiscated all assets which could be liquified? What about passports?