Three North Texas cab company executives and their entities have agreed to pay the U.S. more than $1 million to resolve Medicaid fraud allegations.
Jackie Bewley, Jeff Finkel and Elizabeth George — all executives at Irving Holdings, the parent company of Yellow Cab — will pay a total of $1.125 million for violating the False Claims Act, a law that penalizes parties for defrauding government programs, U.S. Attorney John Bales announced Monday. The settlement also includes Irving Holdings and six other affiliated companies.
The settlement resolves part of an ongoing lawsuit filed in 2012 by former Yellow Cab employees who worked for its Medicaid services. The government provides transportation for Medicare and Medicaid patients if they cannot travel or have no access to transportation.