Maryland Man And Former VCU Basketball Star Pleaded Guilty To Tax Evasion, Medicaid Fraud

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A Maryland man who pleaded guilty on August 4 to conspiring to evade his company’s employment and personal income taxes and defraud Medicaid is awaiting sentencing.

Thirty-nine-year-old Lamar Taylor of Bowie is the owner and operator of Global Interventions, LLC in Alexandria. The company provides community-based mentoring for at-risk children. Taylor held contracts with public schools in Hopewell and Alexandria as an approved Medicaid-contracted service provider. Taylor allegedly billed and was paid for hundreds of mentoring sessions with at-risk children between April 2014 and September 2016 that did not take place. Taylor received about $595,000 in Medicaid funds fraudulently obtained.

Lamar TaylorFrom 2012 to 2015, Taylor evaded paying Global’s employment and his personal income taxes, which totaled up to about $398,000.

After pleading guilty to tax evasion and conspiracy to commit health care fraud, he faces a maximum 15-year prison sentence. At his upcoming October 26 sentencing, a federal district judge will determine his sentence.

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