News

Plea Change Hearing Set In Hospice Fraud Case

View Comments
File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A change of plea hearing has been scheduled for Thursday for the owner of a Mississippi hospice charged with running a multimillion dollar Medicare fraud.

Regina Swims-King was charged in June in a 37-count criminal indictment related to the actions of Angelic Hospice in Greenwood.

The change of plea hearing is scheduled to take place in U.S. District Court in Oxford. Swims-King had previously pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors said the hospice billed Medicare for millions of dollars services that were never rendered, sometimes involving forged documents.

(© Copyright 2014 the Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 4,676 other followers