August 10, 2021 (SAINT PAUL) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced that his office has obtained a plea of guilty against a former operator of four personal care assistant (PCA) agencies who defrauded Minnesota’s Medical Assistance (Medicaid) program out of more than $4 million.
Victor Nenghimobo Clement operated four PCA agencies between 2011 and 2015. Clement, however, was suspended by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) from serving as a Medicaid provider in 2011, and in 2014 was federally excluded by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) from serving as a provider in any federally funded healthcare program. This exclusion resulted from a conviction for Medical Assistance fraud in Ramsey County District Court, in a case previously prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office.
In 2018, the Attorney General’s Office charged Clement with racketeering, theft by swindle, theft by false representation, concealing criminal proceeds, and engaging in business of concealing criminal proceeds in connection with the allegations below. These are the charges to which Clement has now pleaded guilty.