The Office of the Attorney General of Texas (“OAG”) has secured justice for Texas taxpayers by investigating and prosecuting Dennis Damian Anugwom, owner of ambulance services company Union Healthcare Services. Anugwom was sentenced to 16 years of incarceration by a Harris County District Court and ordered to pay $388,648 in restitution for his criminal involvement in a Medicaid fraud scheme. Anugwom was previously convicted of first-degree felony Healthcare Fraud.
Anugwom’s scheme, conducted through Union Healthcare Services and operating as City EMS, employed fraudulent billing practices including upcoding, unbundling, and billing for services that were either medically unnecessary or not conducted. Anugwom also engaged in illegal kickbacks and money laundering.
The case was investigated by Investigator Susanne Nink, Investigative Auditor Annette Spencer-Benton, and Captain Stacey Overbay of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, in cooperation with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant Attorney General Joni Vollman prosecuted the case in partnership with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, with assistance from Assistant Attorney General Lesleigh Morton and Legal Assistant Nicole Cloutier.