Tuesday, June 7, 2016

AG indicts JRA board member for Medicaid fraud

Attorney Generalissimo Jim Hood issued the following press release:

Two Hinds County Women Charged with Medicaid Fraud

JACKSON - Two Hinds County women were charged with Medicaid fraud and conspiracy to commit Medicaid fraud, Attorney General Jim Hood announced today.

Jennifer Green, 36, of Pearl, and Andria Jones, 38, of Jackson, were indicted by a Hinds County Grand Jury for three counts of Medicaid Fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit Medicaid Fraud.

Green and Jones are accused of submitting and conspiring to submit false claims to Medicaid under various codes on behalf of Tutoring, Assessment and Professional Services (TAPS), located in Jackson.  At the time crimes were allegedly committed, Green was the Director and Jones was the Assistant Director.

The women were booked into the Hinds County Jail with a bond set at $20,000.  The defendants each face possible sentences of five years and $50,000 in fines for each Medicaid fraud and conspiracy count for a total of 20 years and $200,000 in fines.  In addition, they could be required to pay restitution and penalties to the Medicaid program of more than $1,040,000.

A charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The case was investigated by Investigator Barrick Fortune, Auditor Teresa Matthews, Registered Nurse Tina Bennett and Analysts Mark Branning and Richard Cameron of the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Special Assistant Attorney General Sue Perry is prosecuting the case.

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Anonymous said...

Oh know!!!! Is she in business with Robert Gibbs? This is a very sad day. JRA and its miscreants. I wonder who's next.

Anonymous said...

Any glamour shots of these two?

Anonymous said...

Oh "know"????

Anonymous said...

Oh "know"!!!

This one was caught by AG's office, and this indictment has nothing to do with all her connections to the Jackson Mayor's different schemes. But with all the fingers she had in the city's cookie jars, would suggest that her attorney take a real big retainer, cause he's gonna be busy for a long while.

Anonymous said...

Typical of the Yarber crowd. She's a prime example of the unqualified appointed cronies of the Mayor feeding off the government teet.

Anonymous said...

I guess this is the same Andrea Jones who is a consultant on the AECOM consent decree management team that was mentioned in the Clarion Ledger this morning. The Jackson city council did not approve the selection of AECOM.
See today's Clarion Ledger, page 3A.

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Anonymous said...

More wasted tax dollars. Jackson will fall and have to be taken over by the state. Ask any reputable police officer or firefighter how the city is doing. They will let you know. Open your eyes folks.

Tater Teat said...

Oh Know! Government teet?

Anonymous said...

These people are another example of the kind of hustlers you get in a small Southern city like Jackson when you require minority participation in all contracts. Many of these people have no qualification other than the ability to form a corporation and be black. But, because those black people with real expertise and qualification get the hell out of Jackson and Mississippi, there's nobody left to meet the "minority quota" but the hustlers. Hopefully some of these "minority contractors" will turn out to be sincere business people and will take the opportunity to train and expand so that in the not to distant future there will be a real pool of minority talent. That's the theory. We're waiting.

Anonymous said...

@7:58 and sadly those of us who tell the truth like yourself will be labeled as racists and bigots by those too ignorant to open their own eyes but can't think of another rebuttal for calling them out.

Anonymous said...

@7:58 you are dead on. I agree the majority of them have fled Jackson. All you have to do is look at the top of the leadership. The mayor could not even manage his personal budget and pay his house, so wells fargo wrote it off, I'm sure using government money. It is very pathetic. Once a thriving place now a dump. Open your eyes folks it will not get better.

Anonymous said...

7:58: Well put. Let's face it: If you're black and desire to be highly successful, you will not be in Mississippi for long. The same holds pretty well true if you're young and white. The number of college graduates who leave the state is staggering.

Anonymous said...

The racist excuse is getting pretty thin. We need to us the same measuring stick for everyone. No more racist excuses. Either you have the knowledge and experience or you do not. The color of a person's skin is not a reason to be put above others. It wasn't years ago when the blacks first fought for equality and it isn't now when the blacks are using it as a weapon against other people.

Anonymous said...

I grew up in Jackson. It used to be such a NICE place. It's heartbreaking to see what it has become. Shooting and being shot, potholes, water that you can't count on, more shooting and being shot, inept leaders that get elected over and over again (Kenny Stokes), dilapidated houses, high taxes, people who blame race for everything, criminals that get a slap on the wrist and are turned out repeatedly to go thieve/stab/shoot/assault/rape/carjack again and again......Someone else in this thread said Jackson is not coming back, and I'm afraid that person is right. Jackson, I loved you but I can't help you. I wish I could.

Anonymous said...

I have lived in Jackson for 63 years and can not believe what is going on. I moved here when I was 10 from Vicksburg and have watched a steady decline over the past 20 years with no end in sight. I have
encouraged all my children to move out of Mississippi and they have. I was with two of my well educated black clients the other day and encouraged them to get out of here while they are still young and I believe they understood and will work toward making a move. How can anyone with a conscience encourage anyone to stay here or move here.
This state has destroyed my 52 year business and almost destroyed my life.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Jackson should hire some of folks who were involved in the Lost Rabbit or Trustmark Park deals. What about the developers of Renaissance, who state their shopping center would not remain "viable" without an infusion of dollars from MDA? Unlike the situation at hand, suburbanites will go along until it all blows up. Jackson drives some of you crazy, and some of it is understandable. Things are wrong and they need to be right. You know what they say about people in glass houses . . .

Anonymous said...

Yes 7:58, Jackson is the epicenter of a larger Mississippi problem. There has never been an emphasis on retaining progressive educated young people in this state, Black or White. When bold changes could have been made in the 60's, 70's and 80's Mississippi was always fighting to keep the status quo. Jackson had the most regressive leadership of any mid-size city in the South. The old leadership of this state especially in Jackson has always wanted to keep things as they are so they can retain power i.e. the Plantation. If you don't train and invest in your upcoming generation you get decay and rot, just like Jackson's streets. The State and Jackson end up with the leftovers after the talented have gone to greener pastures and Mississippi stays where it's always been, and the old plantation masters keep all their money and everybody else gets to hate each other. Go Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

TO:10:44 FROM:10:42

What the hell are you talking about---where did that come from ?

I did not see anything in this article or responses where people were throwing stones.

I do not know how old you are but pack up you family and all you belongings and get out of here---according to my kids they do not regret leaving Mississippi. RUN RUN RUN !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

11:31 FROM 10:44:

I was responding to one stone-throwing post, but you understand my larger point. No, I would not regret leaving MS. I have certainly considered moving, but my job keeps me here because it's a pretty good gig and the low cost of living only enhances that. So, I'm a rare case. Do I feel welcome in this state as an educated and (relatively) young person, despite being born here? Hell no, and I'm a politically conservative white guy.

Anonymous said...


There hasn't been any "plantation masters" running this city for decades.

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