HARTFORD — A father and son from California who defrauded Affordable Care Act programs in 12 states, including Connecticut, were sentenced Tuesday in a case believed to be the “first of its kind,” according to federal officials.
Judge Aliv W. Thompson in Hartford sentenced 63-year-old Jeffrey White to 36 months in prison and 35-year-old Nicholas White to 13 months in prison. Both will serve three years of supervised release once they get out of prison.
The two each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud on Oct. 12, 2018.
The two men, residents of Twin Peaks, Calif., devised the scheme that was likely the first involving the fraudulent enrollment of individuals on ACA plans, U.S. Attorney for Connecticut John Durham said.