Lets stop Yuba from exploiting the word "Armenian" in the sign for financial gain. As we all know, there is nothing "Armenian" about the California Armenian Home anymore except the name. Sell the home, change the name to the parent name of California Home for the Aged.
Cooke, 53, pled guilty to two indictments charging him with forgery, a felony, and four indictments charging him with medical assistance provider fraud, a misdemeanor, according to S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson.
Under South Carolina Medicaid regulations, nursing homes are required to submit annual operational cost reports for their facility. The Medicaid program pays the nursing home based on that and on the number of Medicaid residents. From 2009 through 2011, the six nursing homes were overpaid a total of $1,020,818.34 as a result of the fraudulent items listed on cost reports submitted to the Medicaid program, according to the Attorney General's office.
Under the terms of a plea agreement, Cooke was required to plead guilty to the charges, to make restitution of $1,020,818.38 to the South Carolina Medicaid program, to be excluded from the Medicaid program for life, and to cooperate with the ongoing investigation by the Attorney General's office.