Army veteran sentenced here for role in $6 million prescription drug fraud scheme

WACO, Texas (KWTX) – A federal judge in Waco has sentenced U.S. Army veteran Theodis Lamond Jefferson, 37, of Arkansas, to two years in prison and ordered him to pay more than $5.9 million in restitution for his role in a scheme to defraud the military healthcare program TRICARE of millions from January 2015 to June 2015.

Jefferson pleaded guilty on Dec. 8, 2020, to one count of receipt of illegal payment and one count of payment of illegal fee.

“This defendant stole millions of dollars from a government healthcare program that supports our servicemembers and their families,” U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff said.

“This sentence sends a strong message that those who use bribes and kickbacks to steal taxpayer dollars from important programs will be identified, investigated and prosecuted.”

Source: Army veteran sentenced here for role in $6 million prescription drug fraud scheme / KWTX

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