(Boise) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced an Ada County man was sentenced Thursday, June 25, for providing false information to a government agency.
43-year-old Tchakubuta Muzuri, of Meridian, pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor just prior to his sentencing.
Ada County Magistrate Judge Michael Oths withheld judgment and imposed probation for a period of two years. The court issued and suspended a fine as well as court costs. The court ordered the defendant to pay restitution in an amount yet to be determined.
An investigation revealed that between October 2015 and July 2016, Muzuri was employed by a provider that offered in-school services to young Medicaid participants in the Treasure Valley. An investigation revealed that Muzuri submitted documents for work he purportedly did with a student in the West Ada School District. However, investigators determined some of the services Muzuri said he provided to the student occurred when the student was not in school. The Medicaid program requires the services be provided in a school setting. The falsified documents resulted in claims being submitted to the Idaho Medicaid Program.
Deputy Attorney General Ken Robins in the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit prosecuted the case.