West Bloomfield native sentenced to 15 years for administering 6.6 million doses of opioids
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WASHINGTON â Mashiyat Rashid, 40, of West Bloomfield, Michigan, the fromer CEO of the Tri-County Wellness Group of medical providers in Michigan and Ohio was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Accompanying the prison sentence is an order to pay over $51 million in restitution to Medicare in addition to forfeiting traceable proceeds of the health care fraud scheme to the United States (over $11.5 million, commercial real estate, residential real estate, and a Detroit Pistons season ticket membership.
Rashid pleaded guilty in 2018 to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud, and one count of money laundering. Twenty-one other defendants, including 12 physicians, have also been, including four physicians who were convicted after a one-month trial in 2020.
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After 15 years, Cathy Stephens canât believe her sisterâs killer has never been caught.
Her sister, Patricia Moreton, 35, was murdered Jan. 31, 2006, at her Hazle Street apartment in Wilkes-Barre. She died from a gunshot wound to the head.
Moretonâs family and friends gathered Saturday outside the Luzerne County Courthouse for a candlelight vigil to mark the 15-year anniversary of the unsolved murder.
âItâs God awful. Iâm not going to lie. I get so disgusted and you feel like giving up all hope, but I truly believe someday they will catch the person. I believe that in my heart. I just keep the faith,â Stephens said âI hope this person thinks of her every single day when they wake up.â