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Final four sentenced in $189M Health Care Fraud Scam

U.S. Attorney’s Office – Southern District of Texas, Apr. 23, 2021

HOUSTON – Four executives of Continuum Healthcare and its various health centers have been ordered to federal prison for a massive scam perpetrated in the Houston area, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.

Bobby Rouse, 81, and Steven Houseworth, 47, both of Houston; Jeffery Parsons, 62, Crockett; and David Edson, 72, Palm Harbor, Florida, had all pleaded guilty to their respective roles in the scam.

On April 22, U.S. District Judge Gray Miller sentenced Rouse to 120 months in prison. Edson received a 48-month-term of imprisonment, while Parsons and Houseworth each received 30 months in prison.

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