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Businesswoman pleads to $200,000 Medicaid fraud

A Bowie businesswoman pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $200,000 in false Medicaid claims.

Tina Jackson-White, 51, is the owner of Family Home Medical and Supplies, a company that provided adult incontinence supplies such as diapers and bed liners to Medicaid beneficiaries in D.C. and Maryland.

The company is accused of billing Medicaid for products it never bought for its clients.

But between 2007 and 2011, the company billed D.C. Medicaid for $212,893 in products that it never provided to its clients.

D.C. sues ex-employee for tax fraud

The District on Tuesday sued a former employee for tax fraud, nearly five months after she pleaded guilty to federal charges tied to the same plot.

The city contends that Kimberle Davis, who worked in the Office of Tax and Revenue, helped perpetuate a scheme of filing false tax returns by accessing government records to determine if clients of a private accounting service were facing audits.

The lawsuit, filed against Davis and two other people, seeks about $1.2 million in damages.

"Our office is committed to pursue all remedies against those who defraud the city," D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan said in a statement. "It is especially disturbing when a city employee abuses the public trust by taking part in a fraud that deprives the District of needed revenue."

Md. man pleads guilty in slaying witnessed by D.C. cop

Ricardo Mitchell, 33, of Temple Hills, pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder while armed in a slaying witnessed by a D.C. police officer.

Authorities said Mitchell and two others were on the front porch of 3915 Clay Place NE when 33-year-old Wyatt Earp Robinson walked by Mitchell. Mitchell shot Robinson in the head with a.40-caliber handgun, and fled, police said.

At the time of the shooting, Mitchell was romantically involved with of a D.C. police officer. The officer, Antonia McClam, pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and neglect of an officer to make an arrest last year.

-Scott McCabe and Alan Blinder

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