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Va. woman sentenced for getting Medicaid kickbacks

Tuesday - 6/12/2012, 3:55pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. - A Richmond marketing company owner is being sentenced to more than three years in prison for conspiring to receive Medicaid kickbacks.

Federal and state prosecutors said Tuesday that 51-year-old Lorie Monroe was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Richmond. She pleaded guilty to one conspiracy charge in January.

In addition to her prison sentence, Monroe was sentenced to three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay more than $545,000 in restitution to the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services.

Monroe was the owner and operator of Glen Allen-based Creed Xtreme Marketing Concepts. Officials say that through her business, Monroe conspired to receive more than $545,000 in kickbacks between December 2008 and January 2010 for recruiting youth Medicaid beneficiaries to an intensive, in-home therapy service provider.

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