$45M Medicare Scam Stretched From Houston To Nigeria-Houston Chronicle

Godwin Nzeocha, a suspect in a Medicare scam, was arrested in Nigeria.
By Terri Langford

When United Airlines Flight 143 hit Bush Intercontinental's tarmac at 5:18 a.m., the Lagos overnighter came with a long-sought passenger: a handcuffed Nigerian fugitive who absconded from Houston days after his boss and co-workers were indicted in a $45 million Medicare scam.

 

The extradition of Godwin Chiedo Nzeocha marked a beguiling chapter in the case of a bogus Houston physical therapy clinic called City Nursing Services and accusations of Medicare fraud, money laundering and luxury living with American tax dollars.

 

Indictments of multiple characters in the scheme include allegations of using proceeds from the fraud to ship money and vehicles - including 80 18-wheelers - from Houston to Nigeria and stashing cash in Nigerian bank accounts. More than $831,000 sits idle in a Bank of America account in the United States.

 

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What is $45m compared to Big Oil loot in Nigeria

This is not a case of greedy Igbo man as some of you mentioned. It is a case of greed, manufactured by the United States and exported around the world. $45m is a drop in the ocean compared to what Exxon-Mobile, Chevron, Shell etc are stealing from Nigeria every minute for over 40 years with the help of Nigerian leaders that were not Igbos. Nigerians are more hard working than they are given credit for because we don't control the media. I don't condone evil but please stop helping this economic slave masters to hang your kinsmen, instead help and point out to them that there actions in Nigeria has ugly repercussions.

@ Igida Nnadi, that is really funny. Cheers!

"What are we going to do with the Igbo tribe. The Sovereign National Conference should be held NOW and the only item on the AGENDA is IGBOMAM and CRIME"
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@ Igida Nnadi,

That is really funny. I give it to you. However, as we are speak, couple of Igbos are being awarded a USA visa by the USA govt. There are over a million Igbos in the USA thus, there are bound to be some bad-ass apples you know. Cheers and stay safe. Nigeria is a hot place.

Naija Naija

This is one of the main reasons why some Nigerians i know have been leaving Houston

Charity begins at home,country where they worship money not valu

Nigerian politicians,judges,lawyers,pastors,police are all criminals. When the head is rotten the whole body cannot function properly,a country where criminality is celebrated I cannot blame wrong doings of the citizens because all they know is to make money anyhow then come home and get chieftancy title. Back in the day if you come home with a shoe your parent didn't buy for you they will ask where you get it, but now the parent will ask for theirs? Once you live abroad they expect you to be millionaire by force and if you are not doggy they see you as failure, where are the role model? It's our society that is sick period,its got to a stage where I do not make any condemnation on individual cases anymore, even the judge that granted this guy's extradition to America will be a thief or bribe taker if checked out? 

when will Ibos stop stealing

The people of Nigeria are treated with contempt by our fellow Africans.Even Nigerians with genuine intentions are perceived as rogues.
Apprehending these fugitives wherever they are,should be seen as a task that must be carried out by all patriotic Nigerians.Our country can only be made clean by our collective effort.We need to salvage our beloved nation from these imbeciles.
Pamela Ise is an Efik lady,she has a sister who bears the name Jayne Owan.Jayne Owan is an assistant lecturer at the university of Calabar.Both Jayne and Pamela use to leave in Houston.

IGBO MAN AGAIN ??

What are we going to do with the Igbo tribe. The Sovereign National Conference should be held NOW and the only item on the AGENDA is IGBOMAM and CRIME

Pamela Ise is an Efik

Pamela Ise is an Efik lady,she has a sister who bears the name Jayne Owan.Jayne Owan is an assistant lecturer at the university of Calabar.Both Jayne and Pamela use to leave in Houston

WETIN BRING PAMELA AND JAYNE INTO THIS MATTER? ARE YOU IN LOVE? WE CAN UNDERSTAND, AT TIMES "TOO MUCH LOVEY LOVEY MAKES THE HEAD SCATTER SCATTER"

Stupid Olu

@olu it seems like you have a personal vendetta against the sisters.Keep your personal issue out of this forum you fat ass wipe.

they are he goats and skunk

they are he goats and skunk anywhere they go they must smell.shameless smelling skunks and national disgrace.always proud of their crimiminal behavior.

GET THIEVING POLITICIANS OFF THE STREET!

Good news.Is always good news when a scum is taken off the street. For the large Nigerian community living in Houston, be vigilant, there are too many criminal elements among you. Turn the bastards in, period! If you run into one of these criminals don't shake hands , if you must, then count your fingers after the hand shake. Kudos to Houston invstigators and the prosecutor team for a job well done. The 27years is a nice number for the ringleader. I wish it was more but you can't have everything. I detest Nigerian criminals, whether they are those scatter across America, or the ones lurking in the corridor of power in Nigeria. Is a true reflection of a decaying nation

They can run but they can't hide!

I hope American government will lock him up and throw away the key. He is one of those who give the law-abiding Nigerians in USA a bad omen.

Real Jews Are Creators Not Common Criminals

Real Jews are smart in the real sense of the word.
They invent stuffs, oil the wheels of industry through their financial acumen and are astute businessmen.

Real jews are not armed robbers, drug dealers, con men, kidnappers, dealers in poison labelled as phamaceuticals, dealers in human body parts, prostitutes, ritualist (Okija and Otokoto).

Real jew do not lure their sister to another city, gang rape her and then murder her in cold blood.

Real jews are envied for the success arising from their creativity and enterprise, and are not known to be common criminals.

Real jews do not worship money (ego) as some kind of God but make money from their industriousness.

We do not have real jews on death row in large numbers in Asia for drug dealing.

The "jews of africa" are common criminals, vermins and a disgrace to Nigeria in particular and africans in general.

What's the point?

@olu- and the point of mentioning Jayne and Pamela is.......?????? Sorry, but contrary to what you've heard we can't read minds around here....

Houston Medicare Scam

He couldnt have done it alone,obviously he has American collaborators.

what?

Are you freaking crazy? To be a trader doesn't mean doing illegal things is cool. I'm so suprised this is was written by a black person. You fool.

The Jews of africa-we are international traders-not rogues

The wise men of Nigeria-we are traders-educationist-teachers-419ners-armed robbers-hired assassins-pen robbers-credit card fraudsters-ritual killers-that is why they don't like us-cause we are very smart people.We are the jews of africa

AMERICA'S JUSTICE SYSTEM!

If you think you can commit crime in America and get away with it, you are dead wrong! America’s justice system is way superior and they will get you no matter where you are and how long it takes. I wish Nigeria can have similar justice system.

$45M medicare scam involving fraudulent nigerians.

The people of Nigeria are treated with contempt by our fellow Africans.Even Nigerians with genuine intentions are perceived as rogues.
Apprehending these fugitives wherever they are,should be seen as a task that must be carried out by all patriotic Nigerians.Our country can only be made clean by our collective effort.We need to salvage our beloved nation from these imbeciles.
Pamela Ise is an Efik lady,she has a sister who bears the name Jayne Owan.Jayne Owan is an assistant lecturer at the university of Calabar.Both Jayne and Pamela use to leave in Houston.

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