To: NATIONAL EDITORSContact: Steve Cole of the Office of United States Attorney A. Brian Albritton, Middle District of Florida, +1-813-274-6136, Fax: +1-813-274-6300
Charges Filed Against Wellcare Health Plans, Inc.; Wellcare Enters Into Deferred Prosecution Agreement, Agrees to Pay $80 Million in Restitution and Forfeiture
TAMPA, Fla., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Attorney A. Brian Albritton announces the filing of an information against and a Deferred Prosecution Agreement concerning WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (WellCare). The Information charges WellCare with engaging, through its executives and employees, in an elaborate scheme to defraud the Florida Medicaid program and the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation ("Healthy Kids" or FHKC) program of approximately $40,000,000. The Defe...