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Florence Bikundi arrested in Medicaid fraud crackdown

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BOWIE, Md. (WJLA) - Officers have arrested more than twenty people tied to the largest health care fraud case in D.C. history. The cases are worth tens of millions of dollars. In one case alone, prosecutors claim a woman extorted $75 million from D.C. residents while living in an upscale home in Bowie.

The home has a pool, fountain, gate and even fake palm trees. It belongs to Florence Bikundi. But the grandiose property could be seized by federal officials.

Thursday morning federal agents swarmed the neighborhood, towed a number of luxury cars and arrested Bikundi.

Authorities allege Bikundi, who ran three home care agencies, billed Medicaid for millions of dollars despite being barred from doing so after her nursing license was revoked in multiple states.

 

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