Two L.A. women arrested on federal health care fraud charges

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LOS ANGELES – Two executives at a company that offered substance abuse counseling at facilities in Lancaster, Long Beach and Carson were arrested Tuesday on nearly two dozen federal charges alleging they defrauded Medi-Cal by billing at least $2 million for ineligible services.

Mesbel Mohamoud, 45, and her mother-in-law, Erlinda Abella, 63, were taken into custody without incident, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

A 23-count indictment returned by a Los Angeles federal grand jury last Thursday charges both Inglewood women with 21 counts of health care fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft stemming from the scheme that allegedly ran from 2009 through 2015.

Mohamoud is the owner and executive director of The New You Center, while her mother-in-law, who co-founded the company, is the firm’s program director. TNYC had contracts to provide medically necessary substance abuse treatment services through the Drug Medi-Cal program to adults and teenagers in Los Angeles County.

The indictment alleges that TNYC submitted bogus bills for counseling sessions that were not conducted at all, were not conducted at authorized locations, or did not comply with Drug Medi-Cal regulations regarding the length of sessions or the number of patients.

Mohamoud and Abella caused TNYC to bill for clients who did not have a substance abuse problem, to falsify documents related to services supposedly provided to clients, and to forge client signatures on documents such as sign-in sheets, the indictment alleges.

The charges primarily involve services provided to girls residing at Dimondale Adolescent Care Facility group homes in Lancaster, Long Beach and Carson — facilities where TNYC was not authorized to provide counseling, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors allege that TNYC submitted more than $2 million in false and fraudulent claims for group and individual substance abuse counseling services and was paid more than $1.8 million based on those bills.

If convicted as charged, Mohamoud and Abella each would face up to 10 years in prison for each of the 21 health care fraud charges. Additionally, there is a two-year mandatory sentence associated with each of the aggravated identity theft counts, prosecutors said.

Antelope Valley & Southern California Church Directory

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If you are in the local area and in need of a church home.


LANCASTER


Living Water Worship Center
1034 West Ave. L-12, Suite 105

Lancaster, CA. 93534
661-422-6863

  • Service Times
  • Worship Service:  11:30 AM
  • Bible Study: Tuesday 7:00 PM
  • Food Ministry:  Every Saturday @ 10:30 P.M.
  • Youth 4 Truth: Every Saturday before the 2nd Sunday
  • Empowering Men’s Ministry:  Every 3rd Saturday at 2:00 P.M.
  • Women of Word Ministry:  Every 4th Saturday at 2:00 P.M.
  • Prayer Line:  Every Wednesday at 6:00 P.M.
    Phone No. 515-603-3106 Pin 129253#

http://www.lwwcofav.org

Pastor Dwayne Jones

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The Lord House of Refuge
456 East Avenue K-4 Suite 1

Lancaster CA 93535
661-947-7121
661-857-6932

  • Worship Service: 10:30 A.M.
  • Bible Study: Wednesday 7:00 PM

Pastor Tina Johnson

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Galilee Baptist Church
542 East Avenue G

Lancaster CA 93535
661-942-3239

  • Sunday School: 9:30 A.M.
  • Worship Service:  11:00 A.M.

Pastor BillyZone

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Wayside Christian Center
44219 10th Street West

Lancaster CA 93534
661-952-5710

  • Worship Service: 11:00 A.M.
  • Tues. Bible Study: 7:00 P.M.

 Dr John Ward, Senior Pastor  

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Temple Ministries   
43913 15th Street West

Lancaster CA 93534

  • Sunday School 9:00 A.M.
  • Sunday Worship 10:00 A.M.
  • Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 P.M.

George McIntyre, Pastor  


Agape Community Church
1722 East Lancaster Blvd.

Lancaster CA 93535
661-949-1912

  • Sunday Service:  8:00 A.M. & 11:00 A.M.
  • Sunday School:  9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
  • Bible Study: Wednesday 7:00 P.M.

Bishop George Todd, Senior Pastor

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Universal Church of God in Action
511 West Avenue H-8
Lancaster CA 93534

818-581-6080

  • Sunday School:  10:00 A.M.
  • Morning Worship:  11:30 A.M.
  • Bible Study:  6:00 P.M. Wednesday
  • Women In Action:  12:00 P.M. Thursday
  • Youth Bible Study:  6:00 P.M. Friday
  • Saturday Prayer:  8:00 A.M.  Saturday

Robert L. Jones, Jr.  Senior Pastor


Bible Way Deliverance Ministry
205 Nugent Street
Lancaster CA 93534
66-916-3418

  • Sunday School: 10:00 A.M.
  • Sunday Morning Service: 11:00 A.M.
  • Bible Study:  Wednesday: 6:30 P.M.
  • Women Ministry (WORCC): 3rd Saturday:  10:30 A.M.
  • Young Men’s Ministry: 1st Saturday:  10:30 A.M.

Pastor LeNeil & Pastor Venus Davis

LeNiel & Venus

 


 LITTLEROCK


St. John Holy Trinity A.M.E
9543 East Avenue Q-10

Littlerock CA 93550
661-944-1225

  • Sunday School:  9:30 A.M.
  • Worship Service:  11:00 A.M.
  • Bible study Wednesday :  6:00 P.M.

Melanie Mays, Senior Pastor

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PALMDALE


True Vine Gospel Church
859 East Avenue Q

Palmdale CA 93550

  • Sunday School:  9:30-10:30 A.M.
  • Sunday Worship:  11:00 A.M.
  • Bible Study:  7:00-8:30 P.M. Wednesday

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 Al January, Pastor/Teacher 

 


Los Angeles


Right Christian Church
9815 S. Vermont Ave.

Los Angeles CA.  90044
323-352-3529
323-752-5531

  • Sunday School: 7:40 A.M.
  • Worship Service: 8:30 A.M.
  • Bible Study: Thursday 7:00 P.M.

Lonnie McNamee, Senior Pastor

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Temple of Believers Community Church
11721 Avalon Blvd

Los Angeles CA 90061
323-241-1870

  • Service Times
  • Sunday School:  9:30 AM
  • Morning Worship:  11:00 AM
  • Conference Prayer: Every Wednesday at 7:30 P.M.
    Phone No. 641-715-3630  Pin 284045 #
 
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Pastor Wilburn Liddell                 

                                             

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Let’s Celebrate Bishop Henry Hearns 85th Birthday

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Let’s celebrate Bishop Henry Hearns’ 85th Birthday.
The Year of Caleb:
Give Me This Mountain

Date: April 21, 2018
Time: 12:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
(Photo w/honoree 12:00 P.M. – 12:30 P.M.)
Place: The Castaway Restaurant – 1250 E. Harvard Rd. Burbank, CA 91501

Attire: Dressy Denim or Linen
Buffet Luncheon ~ Entertainment ~ Raffle Prizes & More!!
For more information: 661-533-2533 Cost: $70 For tickets.

Q Brothers Bar B Que Catering

John McFadden

 

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It’s what we Do. All We Do And God At What We Do
We Cater:

Corporate Picnic
Birthday Parties
Fundraisers
Grand Opening
Anniversaries
Family Reunions

Block Parties
Office Parties

Call me: John (661) 510-7611
On-Location Cooking Is Available
Big or Small, We Do Them All

We Cook:
Ribs
Chicken
Hot Links
Tri-Tips
Rib Tips

All Dinners Come With Baked Beans and Potato Salad

Ameri Tax Service

Ameri Tax Service Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Ameri Tax Service
Saving and Finding you Money Since 2001
You are Invited

Please join us for a Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!
Ameri Tax Service

When: Wed, February 21, 2018, Ribbon Cutting at 2:30 P.M.
Where: 2049 West Avenue K, Lancaster 93536
(In The Clock Tower Plaza)

Be Sure to bring plenty of Business cards! See you there!

3-Day Tent Crusade 2018

Crusade 2018

3-Day Tent Crusade 2018
Coming Back To The Antelope Valley
Community Event!
Power 
Coming Drink From The Living Water

Healing, Deliverance, Salvation

Times:
Friday, May 18, 2018
11:00 A.M. & 7:00 P.M.

Saturday May 19, 2018
11:00 A.M. & 7:00 P.M. 

Sunday May 20, 2018
11:30 A.M. & 6:00 P.M.