Friday, May 20, 2011 at 10:33 a.m.
Back in December, New Times reported the long and shady past of newly elected state Rep. Daphne Campbell's questionable dealings while running group homes for adults who need special care. Now her son, 28-year-old Gregory Campbell, has been charged with Medicare fraud for allegedly billing the government for $299,000 worth of services he did not provide through separate adult group homes.
According to The Herald
, the younger Campbell conspired with the owner of an adult care home to double bill Medicare for services provided at another group home. He also charged the Government for patients that never stayed at the home. He split the money with Percival Wignall, who owns Sunnyman Retirement Home in Miami.
The charges come after a two-year investigation by the Medicare Fraud Control unit. Rep. Campbell refused to comment on her son's arrest.
Rep. Campbell is no stranger to controversy surrounding adult care homes. Before being elected to represent district 108 this past November as a Democrat, Campbell ran a ring of nine group homes. As New Times chronicled
, four clients died under questionable circumstances at her homes. Rodent droppings and dead roaches were found in one of her homes.
The state terminated their contract with Campbell's company in 2006, and the company was dissolved later that year.
Campbell and her Husband tried to re-enter the group home industry again a few years later, but their two business partners in those ventures, Rose White and Nebert Whyte, claim the couple screwed them out of thousands of dollars and have launched several complaints against Campbell.