FBI raids Anchorage health care firm in Medicaid fraud investigation

ANCHORAGE – An Anchorage personal-care provider was raided by federal agents Tuesday night, as part of a joint investigation with state prosecutors into alleged Medicaid fraud at the facility.

Kevin Donovan, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI’s Anchorage field office, confirmed that agents had seized documents and other materials from a medical care provider — identified by state authorities as C Care Services. A Channel 2 photographer saw several FBI agents at C Care’s office at 500 E. Tudor Rd Tuesday, loading boxes from the office into an evidence van.

Earlier Tuesday, the state Department of Health and Social Services announced that it had suspended Medicaid payments to C Care, pending an investigation of the business as well as owner Cecelia De Leon.

“The suspension is temporary, but will remain in effect until the departments of Law or Health and Social Services determines there is insufficient evidence to support a claim of fraud or the legal proceedings related to the alleged fraud are completed,” DHSS officials wrote. “The suspension will become permanent if the individual owner or company is convicted of Medicaid fraud.”

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