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National Insurance Crime Bureau

Mangum Pharmacist Sentenced to More Than Three Years in Federal Prison in Health Care Fraud Case

United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Oklahoma, May 21, 2020

He Was Ordered to Pay Over $1 Million to Medicare and Medicaid

OKLAHOMA CITY – Jeffrey Scott Terry, 38, of Mangum, Oklahoma, was sentenced today to 37 months in federal prison for his role in a health care fraud scheme, announced Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing.

"Many of our state’s most vulnerable citizens rely on the Medicaid and Medicare systems for healthcare coverage," Attorney General Mike Hunter said. "To defraud it, as Jeff Terry did, is disgraceful. I appreciate U.S. District Judge Scott L. Palk for sending him to prison and holding him accountable. I am also thankful for our strong partnership with U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma Tim Downing, whose team was instrumental in bringing Terry to justice. We will continue to combine our resources to ensure taxpayer money and Oklahomans are protected."

"The protection of the integrity of federal and state health care benefit programs is of paramount importance" said U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing. "Oklahomans and citizens across the United States rely on Medicare and Medicaid services to maintain a healthy quality of life. The pilfering by anyone from these programs will not be tolerated. We appreciate very much the opportunity to work with General Hunter’s capable team on this case."

Read the complete news release.