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Attorney general says counselor submitted false claims

A Waldorf man has been indicted by a Prince George’s County grand jury on three counts of felony Medicaid fraud and felony theft of more than $1,000, the Maryland Attorney General’s Office announced Friday.

It is alleged that from December 2011 through October 2012, Leon Wilson, 54, a licensed clinical professional counselor who provided individual therapy services to participants in the Medicaid program, submitted claims for payment to the program for services that were not rendered.

A trial date has not yet been scheduled.

Medicaid is a health care program for families and children and certain other people who qualify for participation based on income levels, disability and other circumstances.

Felony Medicaid fraud is punishable by up to five years in jail and up to a $100,000 fine, according to the attorney general’s office. Felony theft (more than $1,000 and less than $10,000) is punishable by up to 10 years incarceration and up to a $10,000 fine.

The case is being prosecuted by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the attorney general’s office.