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20 arrested in Medi-Cal fraud targeting disabled patients

Los Angeles Times, July 10, 2009
Twenty people were arrested in a $4.6-million Medi-Cal fraud scheme that law enforcement officials allege used unlicensed individuals to provide in-home nursing care for disabled patients. About 75 patients, many of them children with cerebral palsy or developmental disabilities, were treated at home or at school by the unlicensed individuals who stole identities to pose as licensed nurses, according to the United States Attorney's office.