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Mid-Atlantic Medical Fraud Task Force-NJ Public Education Employees Sentenced in Connection with Health Care Fraud

Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney’s Office

District of New Jersey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Two Former New Jersey Public Education Employees Sentenced in Connection with Health Care Fraud Conspiracy Targeting State Health Benefits Programs

CAMDEN, N.J. – Two former New Jersey state public education system employees were sentenced today to prison terms for defrauding New Jersey state health benefits programs by submitting fraudulent claims for medically unnecessary compounded prescriptions, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Richard McAllister, 45, a former schoolteacher, and James Wildman, 46, a former maintenance worker for the public school system, both of Marmora, New Jersey, were sentenced to 37 months and 46 months in prison, respectively. Both McAllister and Wildman previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler to separate criminal informations charging them with conspiring to commit health care fraud. Judge Kugler imposed the sentences today in Camden federal court.

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