A superseding indictment submitted past 7 days in a federal legal circumstance accuses proprietors and managers of Lansdell Loved ones Clinics of health care and pandemic aid fraud.
The superseding indictment follows an initial indictment filed in January which accused eight nurse practitioners and pharmacists of distributing opiates, together with oxycodone and hydrocodone, without the need of an productive prescription. Tawnya Lee Lansdell, owner of Lansdell Family Clinic locations in Texarkana, De Queen, Dierks and Lockesburg, Arkansas, is the initial defendant outlined in the prior and most the latest indictments.
The superseding indictment adds members of Tawnya Lansdell’s household, Lansdell Family Clinic PLLC and Lansdell Farms as defendants in the federal criminal situation.
The unique indictment expenses Tawnya Lansdell, Claire Terece Russell, Wendy Wynette Gammon, Shelly Rae Eastridge, Bonita Lois Martin, Candace Michelle Whitley, Gina Richardson, and Stephen Hayden Sullivan with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances without a respectable prescription. The superseding indictment incorporates that allegation as rely a single.
The superseding indictment provides Michael Wayne Lansdell, Tawnya Lansdell’s partner, Rusty Lynn Griffin, Tawnya Lansdell’s brother, and Michael “Mick” Wallace Martin, Tawnya Lansdell’s nephew, as defendants accused of healthcare fraud and wire fraud.
Tawnya Lansdell, Griffin and Martin are accused of healthcare fraud in rely two of the superseding indictment. Griffin and Martin allegedly labored in administration roles and are accused of doing the job with Tawnya Lansdell to overcharge for companies and/or invoice for companies that were not offered in invoices to Medicare, Medicaid and the Health and fitness Resources and Companies Administration COVID-19 method. The defendants allegedly billed for office environment visits and other providers for clients seeking drive through COVID assessments “whether an business stop by had taken area or was medically required.”
Rely a few of the superseding indictment accuses Tawnya Lansdell, Michael Lansdell, Lansdell Household Clinic PLLC and Lansdell Farms of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with Paycheck Security Method financial loans provided to companies for the duration of the pandemic by the federal govt. The Lansdells allegedly acquired a $325,200 PPP bank loan in April 2020.
Rely 3 alleges that above $236,000 in PPP funds were being applied to pay out off a financial loan for obtain of land adjacent to Lansdell Farms in Minor River County and to acquire a boat, a motor and a boat trailer. Michael Lansdell allegedly used for and acquired forgiveness of the PPP loan by falsely certifying that the cash was utilized for expenditures all through the pandemic at Lansdell clinics. Counts four and five accuse Michael Lansdell and Lansdell Family Clinic PLLC of wire fraud.
The govt is trying to get a judgment towards the defendants in counts 2,3,4 and 5 for the whole sum of the PPP bank loan, a Southfork make boat, a Diamond Town boat trailer and the house in Tiny River County.
The circumstance is presently pending prior to U.S. District Choose Susan O. Hickey in the Texarkana Division of the Western District of Arkansas.