ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV) -- A St. Charles man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to three counts of Medicaid fraud.
Abdullah Jamaal M. Ali, formally known as Gerald LaMotte, confessed to submitting false claims to Medicaid for counseling he did not perform while working as a licensed clinical social worker in St. Louis
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said an investigation found that Ali submitted false claims of holding family therapy to children when the children’s family was unavailable for the session. Authorities said there were also other instances of Ali giving lessons when he really didn’t.
St. Charles Circuit Judge Nancy Schneider accepted Ali’s plea and convicted him of three Class C felonies of Medicaid fraud. She sentenced him to 15 years in prison, with pay damages totaling around $25,000.
He must also surrender his Medicaid provider number permanently.
Ali was a St. Louis licensed clinical social work.