Rep. Daphne Campbell's son snared in federal Medicaid scheme

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There will be those who say karma is a bitch. And they’d be right. From the Miami Herald:

Gregory Campbell, the son of Democratic state Rep. Daphne Campbell, has been snared in a $299,000 Medicaid scheme in which he fraudulently billed the agency for clients he didn? provide any services for. The charges include grand theft, organized fraud, and Medicaid fraud, all first-degree felonies. Campbell, 28, allegedly billed Medicaid for the same recipients at two separate adult family care homes in Miami-Dade, and also billed for clients who never lived at either facility, according to the arrest affidavit filed in Miami-Dade court by the Florida Attorney General? office. ? political newcomer, Daphne Campbell, a registered nurse, won the state District 108 seat last November. The district covers Northeast Miami and includes portions of North Miami, El Portal and Miami Shores. During this year? legislative session, she infuriated fellow Democrats with her support of bills that put further restrictions on abortion. The anger erupted on the House floor when she and Rep. Scott Randolph of Orlando got into a skirmish, with Randolph promising to find someone to unseat her in 2012. She ran into trouble with state officials in 2005 when she was accused of running nursing homes in which clients were mistreated, neglected and, in four cases, died. At the time, she operated a chain of nine group homes for disabled people in Miami-Dade, Broward and Lee counties called Professional Group Homes, Inc.

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