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Three People Arrested for Operating Unlicensed Assisted Living Facilities

Three people have been arrested following an investigation by the Medicare Fraud Control Unit. The attorney general announced that three nursing home administrators were arrested on charges that they were operating two different assisted living facilities without licenses. The office started getting complaints about the nursing home and launched an investigation. Two of the administrators face felony charges and the potential for up to five years in prison if convicted. Investigators say that one of the operators had a licensed facility, but it exceeded its capacity. She then placed the extra clients in an unlicensed facility and asked for Medicaid reimbursement. The woman also received a cease and desist order and faces three charges: operating and/or maintaining an assisted living facility without a license, Medicaid fraud and grand theft. Unlicensed facilities can pose a serious threat to the residents’ safety and well-being. If your loved one has been a resident in an unlicensed nursing home, find an Illinois lawyer. To read more about the Medicaid fraud, please click the link.