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St. Albans care provider to repay $500,000

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A St. Albans elderly care provider who pleaded guilty last week to criminal charges connected to a scheme that siphoned more than $2.2 million in health-care claims agreed to repay the government more than $500,000.

Shida Jamie, 56, the owner of Golden Heart In-Home Care LLC, agreed to a settlement Tuesday as part of a lawsuit federal authorities filed against her during a criminal probe into allegations that she knowingly hired convicted felons to take care of her patients.

Jamie pleaded guilty last week to conspiracy to defraud the United States. As part of her settlement, she agreed to pay $319,191 and give up an additional $242,871 that government agents had seized during the investigation.

Jamie also agreed to relinquish a four-door Mercedes-Benz and an excavated lot at 105 Graff Lane in Charleston.


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