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Medicaid fraud probe focuses on state Rep. Daphne Campbell

Months after Florida lawmaker Daphne Campbell promised to crack down on Medicaid fraud, state agents are now carrying out her pledge by focusing on an unexpected target: Campbell's own health-care business.

The state attorney general's office is tracing hundreds of thousands in payments by the state to group home companies that were run by Campbell and her husband, the Miami Herald reported.

Investigators have gathered dozens of financial records from former owners whose facilities were managed by the couple to determine if the money was properly spent over the past four years.

Neither Campbell, 54, a Democrat whose House district covers northeast Miami-Dade, or Hubert Campbell, 46, who was convicted in a mortgage fraud case in 2007, would respond to interview requests.

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[Last modified: Saturday, July 2, 2011 9:25pm]


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