2 Georgetown brothers sentenced for SC health care fraud

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Two men from the Carolinas have been sentenced to federal prison for bilking the government of millions of dollars in Medicaid funding.

U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles says 32-year-old Norman Lewis of Georgetown was sentenced Wednesday to more than seven years in prison. His brother, 35-year-old Truman Lewis of Charlotte, N.C., was sentenced to 10 years in prison, and both were ordered to pay more than $3.3 million in restitution to Medicaid.

The brothers were convicted last year of conspiracy and wire fraud. Prosecutors say they ran a youth mentoring service with offices across South Carolina and billed Medicaid for almost $9 million over almost two years, with most of the bills being fraudulent.

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