Jefferson City, MO (KSDK) - A licensed local social worker pleaded guilty to three counts of Medicaid fraud in St. Charles County, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said Wednesday.
According to court documents, Abdullah Jamaal M. Ali, formerly known as Gerald P. LaMotte, admitted to submitting false Medicaid claims saying he provided family therapy to children when their families were unavailable.
The children's families contradicted Ali's claims.
Abdullah Jamaal Ali pleaded guilty three counts of Medicaid fraud and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Ali has also agreed to pay restitution and double damages, totaling $25,230, and surrender his Medicaid provider number permanently.