May 13, 2008
Attorney General Thurbert E. Baker announced that late yesterday the DeKalb County Grand returned an indictment against Angela D. Cosby, a/k/a Angela D. Jones, for two counts of Medicaid Fraud and one count of Racketeering. All three counts are felonies under Georgia law, and Cosby faces up to ten years imprisonment on each of the Medicaid Fraud counts and up to twenty years imprisonment on the Racketeering charge.
Cosby owned and operated KIYA House, Inc. and KIYA Club Comprehensive Treatment Center (collectively referred to here as "KIYA"). KIYA provided residential and mental health services to children. Cosby employed psychologists to work at KIYA and obtained Medicaid provider numbers for them. The indictment alleges that Cosby instructed several billing clerks to bill Medicaid for services that were not provided by the psychologists. The indictment also alleges that Cosby instructed several staff members to falsify recipient records, so that the records would match the Medicaid billing, and that she instructed billing clerks to bill the Medicaid program for services that were already being reimbursed by the Department of Juvenile Justice.
The case against Cosby was investigated by agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the State Auditor assigned to the State Healthcare Fraud Control Unit, and prosecution of the case will be handled by prosecutors from the Office of the Attorney General assigned to the State Healthcare Fraud Control Unit.