April 13, 2012
Federal Court Charges Maryland Couple in $1M AIDS Fraud Case
Prosecutors have charged a Maryland couple with 21 counts of fraud, money laundering, and program and identity theft for allegedly submitting more than $1 million in bogus invoices through a contract program created to fight HIV/AIDS and other health epidemics in developing countries, the Washington Business Journal reports. Prosecutors are asking that Mark-Anthony Elisha Adams and Latasha Bell forfeit any property attained through proceeds of the offenses, as well as nearly $50,000 in two Maryland bank accounts. Both Adams and Bell, who were arrested and then released on their personal recognizance, entered not guilty pleas. Other individuals were named in the indictment as conspirators, with one allegedly creating a false company that was named on invoices. However, these individuals were not charged in the indictment.
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