Va. Woman Faces Maximum of 303 Years in Prison for Healthcare Fraud

March 19, 2012

A Richmond, Virginia, woman has been convicted on 35 counts of health care fraud and other charges.

Federal prosecutors say a U.S. District Court jury found 49-yar-old Veronica Sharon Cunningham guilty last Thursday after a three-day trial.

According to court papers, Cunningham owned and operated Community Neurological Services, which administered intravenous immune globulin to patients suffering from immune deficiency disorders.

Cunningham was accused of regularly billing insurance companies and the Medicare and Medicaid programs for intravenous immune globulin not actually administered.

The jury convicted her on 26 counts of health care fraud, eight counts of falsifying patient health care records and one count of filing a false tax return.

Cunningham faces a maximum of 303 years in prison when she is sentenced on May 31.

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