Kenyan nurse caught in Sh230 billion US fraud scheme took over criminal empire from husband

Two Kenyan nurses who defrauded the US government of $100 million (Sh230 billion) through healthcare fraud would have steered clear of trouble had they not continued with a scheme hatched by the husband of one of them, who was apprehended six years ago.

Ms Winnie Waruru, 42, of Lowell, Massachusetts, last week pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, conspiracy to pay and receive kickbacks, two counts of making false statements and one count of making a false statement in a healthcare matter.

“The charges of healthcare fraud, conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, money laundering conspiracy and money laundering each provide for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000 or twice the amount of money involved in the laundering,” said the US Department of Justice after the nurse pleaded guilty.

Source: Kenyan nurse caught in Sh230 billion US fraud scheme took over criminal empire from husband / The Citizen

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