The former owner of Georgia Family Services, Inc. (GFSS), a Medicaid provider, and her employee will serve prison time for stealing over $220,000.00 from Georgia Medicaid. Emeka Brown and Tonya Summerour Jackson pled guilty on Monday, July 23, 2012, in Fayette County Superior Court to Conspiracy to Defraud the State (O.C.G.A. § 16-10-21), Medicaid Fraud (O.C.G.A.§ 49-4-146.1 (b)) and False Statements and Writings (O.C.G.A. § 16-10-20). They were sentenced today by Senior Judge E. Byron Smith. Brown was sentenced to 10 years to serve one year in prison and was ordered to pay $111,000.00 in restitution.
GFSS provided services for a Medicaid community mental health program called Intensive Family Intervention Services. Brown, the owner of GFSS, hired
“The defendants in this case thought that they could scam the system for their own personal gain,” said Attorney General Sam Olens. “But, thanks to the diligent work of Georgia Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and Department of Community Health staff, these individuals were brought to justice. We will continue to prosecute criminals who raid our State’s Medicaid fund to the fullest extent of the law.”
Senior Assistant Attorney General D. Williams-McNeely prosecuted the case on behalf of the State of