Yesterday, Leetra Dometric Langston pled guilty to one count of Medicaid Fraud for his role in a scheme involving God’s
The scheme also involved co-defendants, Stacey Watson, owner of God’s
Watson recruited pregnant teens and teenage girls with children into the residences, requiring them to apply for Medicaid as a pre-condition to living in one of the homes. Then, aided and abetted by Besong and Langston, Watson used the physician’s provider number and the recipients’ Medicaid numbers to bill for medical services. There were no rehabilitative services provided to the residents of the homes, and the investigation found that the physician had never seen patients at God’s
On May 10, 2010, Besong entered a plea of guilty to one count of Medicaid Fraud and was sentenced under the First Offender Act to one year in prison followed by nine years on probation. On January 24, 2011, Watson entered a plea of guilty to one count of Medicaid Fraud and an additional count of Identity Fraud in connection with the falsified Medicaid provider application. Judge Crumbley sentenced Watson to ten years to serve three years in prison. Watson and Besong were ordered to pay $593,508.00 in restitution to the Georgia Department of Community Health.
The case was investigated by Investigator William Bruce, Investigator Shakethia Morgan, Nurse Investigator Beth Teague, Investigative Auditor Cliff Finney and Analyst Tish Murray of the Georgia Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, a unit of the Georgia Attorney General’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant Attorney General Nancy Allstrom.