SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says
$250,000 worth of gold coins linked to fraud have been recovered to
Abbott's office says authorities on Monday seized the 101 coins
from a depository account in Wilmington, Del. The FBI in San
Antonio took custody of the coins late Tuesday.
Investigators on Wednesday said say pharmacist Marcellius
Jhekwuoba Anunobi is believed to have bought the coins using
fraudulent proceeds from Medicaid overbilling. The account belonged
to his wife.
Anunobi was president of Advanced Doctor's Prescribed Pharmacy.
He was convicted of billing the Texas Vendor Drug Program for
prescriptions that were never filled.
Anunobi was convicted of Medicaid fraud, theft and money
laundering. He was sentenced in September to 20 years in prison and
ordered to make $2.2 million in restitution.
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