$60 million home health-care scam sends Dallas woman, doctor to prison
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A Dallas woman and a Waxahachie doctor who pleaded guilty in a $60 million Medicare fraud scheme — one of the largest in U.S. history — are headed to federal prison.

Myrna Parcon, 62, was sentenced this week to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $51 million in restitution, according the U.S. attorney's office in Dallas. 

Dr. Ransome Etindi was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison and ordered to cough up $18 million.

Four other North Texans — Dr. Noble U. Ezukanma, 56, of Fort Worth; Lita S. Dejesus, 70, of Allen; Oliva A. Padilla, 57, of Garland; and Ben P. Gaines, 55, of Plano — were also indicted in what former Attorney General Loretta Lynch referred to in the summer of 2015 as the "largest criminal health care fraud takedown in the history of the Department of Justice."

Dejesus, who has also pleaded guilty in the case, was sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay $4 million in restitution.

Ezukanma was convicted in the scheme in March and is awaiting sentencing. Padilla and Gaines are also awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty.

Similar schemes are believed to have been carried out by hundreds of home health care agencies in North Texas in recent years.

In August, former Rockwall physician Jacques Roy was sentenced to 35 years in prison for running a $373 million scheme, billed as the largest ever orchestrated by a single doctor.

Authorities say Roy, 60, and his accomplices recruited the homeless, among others, to submit bogus claims in exchange for cash, food stamps and groceries.

Authorities say Parcon, Ezukanma and Dejesus owned US Physician Home Visits, also known as Healthcare Liaison Professionals Inc., on Viceroy Drive in Dallas. Medicare billing for the company was authorized by the two doctors, Ezukanma and Etindi.

Etindi, a native of Kenya, had his medical license suspended in 2011 after he had sex with a patient, according to the Texas Medical Board. 

The group's scheme to defraud Medicare began in January 2009 and lasted until June 2013, court records show.

The three companies "reversed the home health process" by requesting home health care for patients whether they were homebound or not.

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