ATG NEWS RELEASE: Two men charged with 35 counts of medical assistance fraud

Posted on Oct 2, 2017 in Latest News

HONOLULU- Robert Wolf and Ching-Ying Jao have been charged with 35 counts of medical assistance fraud by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Department of the Attorney General. The charges are based on incidents occurring in 2014 and 2015.

According to the allegations in the complaint, at the time of the offenses Wolf and Jao billed patients for psychotherapy services that were not performed.

Both Wolf, 71, and Jao, 37, are residents of Honolulu. Neither have prior convictions. Medical assistance fraud is a class C felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

Wolf and Jao are presumed innocent unless and until they are found guilty of the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.

A copy of the complaint is attached. The two men were arraigned today.

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For more information, contact:

 

Joshua A. Wisch

Special Assistant to the Attorney General

Phone: (808) 586-1284

Email: Joshua.A.Wisch@hawaii.gov

Web: http://ag.hawaii.gov

Twitter: @ATGHIgov