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Chattanooga pill mill operator sentenced to 280 years

Chattanooga pill mill operator sentenced to 280 years

Police Reports, State News September 12, 2015 at 2:12 pm 0 comments

By Sharry Dedman-Beard Barbara Lang, A.K.A. “Aunt Bea,” 61, of Rossville, Ga. was sentenced by the Honorable Curtis L. Collier, U.S. District Judge, to serve 280 years in federal prison. After a trial that spanned almost three months, Lang was convicted of two counts of conspiring to distribute and dispenseRead More

TennCare fraud arrests reach 1,000 mark

TennCare fraud arrests reach 1,000 mark

Police Reports, State News September 4, 2015 at 2:34 am 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—The arrest of two people named in Putnam County indictments brings to 1,000 the total number of people charged with TennCare fraud since the Office of Inspector General (OIG) was formed and given authority to pursue fraud cases. The OIG today announced the two arrests—both accused of prescriptionRead More

Houston County man guilty of arson in 2014 incidents

Houston County man guilty of arson in 2014 incidents

Police Reports, State News September 4, 2015 at 2:27 am 0 comments

By Kevin Walters An Erin, Tenn. man pleaded guilty this summer to starting fires that eventually destroyed an abandoned house located at 820 Half Pone Road. An investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office Bomb and Arson section and the Houston County Sheriff’s Department identified Franklin Rye as a suspectRead More

Four additional defendants sentenced on conspiracy charges

Four additional defendants sentenced on conspiracy charges

Local News, Police Reports, State News September 4, 2015 at 2:03 am 0 comments

By Sharry Dedman-Beard Ronnie Lee Shelton, 43, and Brenda Lee Bolton, 46, both of Greeneville, Tenn., Eric Matthew Vance, 33, of Blountville, Tenn. and Geri Kim Ward, 33, of Church Hill, Tenn., were sentenced by the Honorable R. Leon Jordan, U.S. District Court Judge, to federal prison terms of 235Read More

Five in East Tennessee charged with TennCare fraud

Five in East Tennessee charged with TennCare fraud

Police Reports, State News August 30, 2015 at 2:46 am 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—Five people are charged in separate TennCare fraud cases in which all but one involve prescription drugs. Three are from Scott County, along with individuals from Overton and Bradley Counties. The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of the Overton, Bradley, and Scott County Sheriff’s OfficesRead More

Richard McNeal Hillman sentenced to 188 months

Richard McNeal Hillman sentenced to 188 months

Police Reports, State News August 30, 2015 at 2:39 am 0 comments

By Sharry Dedman-Beard Richard McNeal Hillman, 54, of Kingsport, Tenn. was sentenced by the Honorable R. Leon Jordan, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 188 months in federal prison for his leadership role in an extensive a-PVP (alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone) distribution conspiracy centered in northeast Tennessee, southwest Virginia and western North CarolinaRead More

Jonathan Eugene Loper sentenced to 324 months in prison

Jonathan Eugene Loper sentenced to 324 months in prison

Police Reports, State News August 20, 2015 at 3:11 pm 0 comments

By Sharry Dedman-Beard Jonathan Eugene Loper, 29, of Dayton, Tenn. was sentenced by the Honorable Thomas A. Varlan—Chief U.S. District Judge to serve 324 months in prison for distributing child pornography. Following his release from prison, Loper will be supervised by the U.S. Probation Office for a term of 25Read More

Round-up of 24 people charged with TennCare fraud

Round-up of 24 people charged with TennCare fraud

National News, Police Reports, State News August 18, 2015 at 5:12 pm 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—A statewide round-up of suspects has netted two dozen arrests of suspects charged with TennCare fraud. The suspects are charged in various counties on numerous TennCare fraud charges, including under-reporting income, claiming living out of state, failing to disclose resource information and transferring property in order to qualifyRead More

Mother and daughter in Rutherford County charged with TennCare fraud

Mother and daughter in Rutherford County charged with TennCare fraud

Police Reports, State News August 7, 2015 at 4:03 am 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—A mother and daughter are charged in Rutherford County in separate TennCare fraud charges involving doctor shopping for prescription drugs. The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, today announced the arrest of Keisha Chavis, 41, and 24-year old Brittany Chavis,Read More

Mississippi woman charged with TennCare fraud

Mississippi woman charged with TennCare fraud

National News, Police Reports, State News August 6, 2015 at 2:42 pm 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—A Mississippi woman is charged with TennCare fraud in an indictment accusing her of claiming to live in Tennessee in order to obtain healthcare insurance benefits through TennCare, the state’s public insurance program. The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with assistance from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, todayRead More