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State lawmaker’s son convicted of Medicaid fraud

 

mcaputo@MiamiHerald.com

Gregory Campbell, the son of Miami Democratic state Rep. Daphne Campbell, was convicted by a jury Friday in a nearly $300,000 Medicaid-fraud scheme.

Campbell, 29, faces a maximum of 45 years in prison for the multiple fraud and conspiracy charges.

“We will not allow these criminals to defraud the Medicaid program, a program funded by taxpayer dollars and intended to help people in-need,” Attorney General Pam Bondi said in a written statement.

“My Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and Office of Statewide Prosecution will remain relentless in their efforts to pursue Medicaid fraud and hold wrongdoers accountable,” Bondi said.

Bondi’s office had also been examining Campbell’s mother, Rep. Campbell, in an unrelated alleged scheme tied to group home companies she runs with her husband, Hubert Campbell.

Both had denied wrongdoing; neither could be reached late Friday.

In Gregory Campbell’s case, he and two other co-conspirators billed Medicaid for services never rendered at three group homes in the North Miami area: Denian Adult Family Care Home, D & E Home Care Facility, and Sunnyman Retirement Home.

One of Gregory Campbell’s conspirators, Percival Wignall, had previously pled guilty to related fraud charges. The other alleged conspirator, Enid Salmon, is a fugitive sought by authorities.

Campbell was convicted on first-degree felony charges of organized fraud and Medicaid fraud, as well as a second-degree felony charge of conspiracy to commit Medicaid fraud.

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