Alexandria, VA– The owner of an Alexandria business pleaded guilty to Medicaid scams and tax evasion Friday.
Lamar Taylor, 39, of Bowie, Md. owned Global Interventions, which offers behavioral health services to kids. According to court files, he had agreements with the Alexandria and Hopewell, Va. school districts and billed them for numerous at-risk youth sessions that did not occur.
In between April 2014 and September 2016, he fraudulently got $595,000 in Medicaid funds. In addition, he averted paying personal earnings taxes and Global’s work taxes from 2012 to 2015, amounting to about $398,000.
His sentencing is Oct. 26, and he might confront 15 years in jail.
The company’s website states that it deals with different behavioral elements that might add to school performance and social interactions. The company presently notes George Washington Middle School T.C. Williams High School, Francis C. Hammond Middle School and Jefferson Houston School as the schools it deals with.
According to a company bio, Taylor matured as an at-risk kid and wished to help others like himself. He began the company after operating in the psychological health field for a couple of years and playing basketball and serving in different training positions.