Two men who ran a for-profit youth mentoring service will be sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Charleston for committing nearly $9 million in Medicaid fraud between 2009 and 2010.
Truman Levi Lewis, 35, of Charlotte, and Norman Devi Lewis, 32, of Georgetown, were convicted in federal court in August.
Truman Lewis and Norman Lewis operated Helping Hands Youth and Family Services in Georgetown, Conway, Rock Hill and Columbia. The business was an authorized Medicaid provider in South Carolina because it provided behavioral monitoring services for children enrolled in the program.
A statement released Monday by the U.S. District Attorney of South Carolina said, "The defendants billed for weekends when children were not seen, for periods of time before children were in the program, for periods of time after the children had left the program, and for children who had no diagnosis to justify billing."
Both men were convicted by a jury on multiple charges, including conspiracy to commit health care fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and wire fraud.
They each face up to 10 years in prison for committing health care fraud, up to 20 years for money laundering and up to 20 years for wire fraud.
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