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[UPDATE] A Former Hospital Executive Is Indicted For Medicaid Fraud

By: La'Tasha Givens and Gabrielle Sarann Email
By: La'Tasha Givens and Gabrielle Sarann Email

UPDATED 10/29/10, 12:36 p.m. by Gabrielle Sarann --

The US District Court says Kenneth Beverly's trial will begin Monday, November 29 in Valdosta.

A federal grand jury delivered a six-count indictment to Beverly in April.

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UPDATED 4-14 3:30 PM

The former president of Archbold Memorial Hospital pleads not guilty in federal court this morning. Beverly released a personal statement saying he is not guilty and hopes to prove that during an expedited trial.
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UPDATE 4:30 PM

WCTV has obtained a copy of the twenty page indictment.

It includes a list of violations for both defendants, William Sellers former Chief Financial Officer and Kenneth Beverly former Chief Executive Officer.

We will keep you posted as more information becomes available.

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The former President and CEO of Archbold Memorial Hospital is indicted for Medicare and Medicaid fraud.

Authorities say Ken Beverly falsified and submitted fraudulent documents to the Georgia Department of Community Health. Last night a federal grand jury indicted Beverly on six counts of fraud.

A statement released by Beverly's attorney says, "He was not involved in any attempt to submit fraudulent documents to the Georgia Department of Community Health. Almost two years ago, Ken willingly participated in – and passed – a polygraph examination. These test results were provided to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and to the Department of Justice".

Beverly worked with Archbold for more than thirty years before his retirement in 2008.

Authorities have not released a trial date.


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