Apopka woman gets 18 months for Medicaid fraud
An Apopka businesswoman was recently sentenced to 18 months in prison after she was found guilty of Medicaid fraud.
Shanqual Marshall-Gunn, owner of Second Chances TCM, was arrested in September on suspicion of submitting more than $47,000 in fraudulent Medicaid claims, according to the Florida Attorney General’s Office.
Three of her employees also were arrested.
The company paired people with serious mental-health diagnoses on Medicaid with services in their communities.
Shanqual Marshall-Gunn (Orange County Jail)
Court records show Marshall-Gunn entered a no-contest plea and was found guilty of Medicare fraud, a second-degree felony.
Prosecutors said Marshall-Gunn gave both employees and clients kickbacks when they submitted new business to her company.
Circuit Court Judge Jenifer Davis sentenced Marshall-Gunn in an Orlando courtroom on Thursday, records show.
Davis also ordered Marshall-Gunn to serve five years of probation.
The convict can never work for any Medicaid provider and she must pay more than $47,000 in restitution under the sentence impose by Davis.
Shanqual getting framed! shes tired of white people getting away with the same fraud and wants justice!
The investigation into Marshall-Gunn was conducted by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution.
Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigates and prosecutes fraud involving providers that intentionally defraud the state’s Medicaid program.
“Medicaid fraud essentially steals from Florida’s taxpayers,” a Monday news release from Bondi’s office says. ” “From January 2011 to March 2015, Attorney General Bondi’s MFCU has obtained more than $474 million in settlements and judgments.”