BOSTON, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Rockland woman was sentenced today in federal court for Health Care Fraud and Tax Evasion.
United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan and Douglas Bricker, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service in New England, announced today that LISA R. DELOREY, age 44, of 202 Standpipe Drive, Rockland, MA, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Joseph L. Tauro to 2 years imprisonment, to be followed by 2 years of supervised release. The Court also ordered restitution in the amount of $596,429.52 to Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts. DELOREY pleaded guilty to a Health Care Fraud Scheme, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1347, and Tax Evasion, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7201, on September 6, 2007.
At the earlier plea hearing, the prosecutor told the Court that had the case proceeded to trial the Government's evidence would have proven that DELOREY embezzled approximately $596,429.52 from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts by creating a false company, Lane Development Group, and causing Blue Cross Blue Shield to issue refund checks as if Lane Development Group were a self-insured health plan account. DELOREY then endorsed the refund checks for her own personal use, and did not report the income on her Federal income tax returns.
The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Shelbey D. Wright of Sullivan's Health Care Fraud Unit.
|SOURCE U.S. Attorney's Office|
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