[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.


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.


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.


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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  • by GV Location: Ga on Dec 2, 2010 at 09:40 AM
    Anonymous,Jan said he was,don't you read ALL posts?
  • by Anonymous on Dec 1, 2010 at 04:17 PM
    The MCD carrier has just as much responsiblity for complincy as does the providers. They do not give reliable compliancy support to providers. The MCD carrier should see that the MCD rules and Laws are easily advailble to everyone at anytime. You should not have to ask your boss about compliancy questions. YOu should be able to call the provider line an get accurate ans to your question and that currently does not happen. You should be able to go on line and easily find the ans to compliancy question. It should not be such a struggle and it very much is.
  • by me Location: ga on Nov 29, 2010 at 10:22 AM
    it's hard to put llc and corp's in jail?????
  • by NotAddingUp Location: Tally on Nov 29, 2010 at 10:17 AM
    Well looks like we have our next gov, after he pays his fines
  • by tOM Location: tHOMASVILLE on Nov 29, 2010 at 09:47 AM
  • by Anonymous on Nov 29, 2010 at 09:33 AM
    GV, Who said he was guilty? He was only indicted, and has not been tried yet.
  • by Rick Scott Supporter Location: Tallahassee on Nov 29, 2010 at 09:07 AM
    Oh thank God, when I saws the headline I thought uncle Ricky was going to jail.
  • by Betty Location: FL on Nov 29, 2010 at 08:27 AM
    Too bad this guy isn't on trial in FL because if he were, he would be pardoned by our new governor elect after his conviction. It amases me that FL voters did not do their research before voting for him. H ran on the preface of cutting state jobs when FL has the least amount of state employees in the nation. FL spends the least amount per capita for our citizens as well. Hello Big Business. We'll look like California before 4 years is up. This guy on trial should hire the Rick Scott atty line up.
  • by GV Location: Ga on Nov 29, 2010 at 08:23 AM
    And if he was guilty,then why was the hospital forced to pay him 10million dollars settlement for forcing him to resign?
  • by GV Location: Ga on Nov 29, 2010 at 08:19 AM
    Jan,if Rick was guilty then Rick would be paying the money back and would be in prison.duh.
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