Citing a legislative drafting glitch, a New York judge has thrown out the top two charges in a 15-count fraud indictment against a former executive of the largest Medicaid managed-care provider in the state. Acting Supreme Court Justice Lewis Bart Stone dismissed counts of first-degree insurance fraud against James Boothe of Healthfirst, which settled civil charges in September by paying $35 million and revamping its management. However, Boothe still faces a top sentence of 1 1/3 to four years in prison.
Top Counts Dropped Against Former Executive in Medicaid Fraud Case
New York Law Journal
December 29, 2008