Woman Sentenced for Medicaid in Las Vegas
Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that Mamie Ree Hubbard-Washington, 73, of Las Vegas, was sentenced for Medicaid fraud.
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Article Posted: September 6, 2016.
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Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Michelle Leavitt sentenced Hubbard-Washington to one count of conspiracy to submit false claims, a gross misdemeanor.
Additionally, Hubbard-Washington has been excluded from providing future Medicaid services.
The investigation began after the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) discovered that Hubbard-Washington had submitted an application to Medicaid to be a provider of Medicaid services without disclosing a prior conviction for felony child abuse.
The fraud was committed between April and August 2012.
As a part of her sentence, Hubbard-Washington was ordered to serve a term of up to 364 days in prison and pay restitution of more than $1,200.
Arrest Warrant Issued to Ted Forrest for Theft and Fraud Allegations
Authorities in Las Vegas have issued an arrest warrant for well-known poker professional Ted Forrest. According to Las Vegas Justice Court, Forrest tried to pass two checks, worth $215,000 in total, without having a sufficient balance to cover the amount.
Article Posted: September 2, 2016.
Reported by DAVID FERRARA of LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Authorities issued an arrest warrant Friday for Ted Forrest, a Las Vegas gambler with six World Series of Poker bracelets, on theft and bad check charges.
Forrest, 51, has more than $6.3 million in poker tournament earnings. He was charged with two felonies: drawing and passing a check without sufficient funds with the intent to defraud and theft, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday in Las Vegas Justice Court.
The defendant is identified as William Edward Forrest in the complaint, which claims he had insufficient funds when he tried to pass two checks totaling $215,000 between Oct. 28, 2012, and May 17, 2013, at Wynn Las Vegas.
According to Clark County District Court papers, Forrest signed a confession of judgment in 2013 that stated he owed Wynn $270,000. He had agreed to make 10 monthly payments of $10,000 and one payment of $170,000.
Court records indicate he had not complied with the agreement as of July 2015, but the case was ultimately closed.
In September 2015, The Mirage filed a lawsuit claiming Forrest still owed $40,500 from a 2013 loan of $100,000. A judge ruled in the casino’s favor, but it is unclear whether Forrest paid the debt.
In June, Forrest finished fourth in a seven-card stud event at the World Series of Poker, collecting $72,971, according to tournament poker tracking site thehendonmob.com.
His large tournament winnings date to 1993, when he won three bracelets. Forrest ranks 63rd on the all-time money list in the United States, according to the site.
In 2010, Forrest made headlines in the poker world after he won a $2 million weight loss bet with another player, Mike Matusow, who did not think Forrest could drop nearly 50 pounds in a few months.
Four years later, Forrest told Card Player magazine that Matusow had only paid him $70,500.