Father and son sentenced in nationwide Affordable Care Act fraud scheme
Westchester & Frairfield county BJ
A father-and-son team who coordinated a scheme of defrauding Affordable Care Act (ACA) programs in 12 states, including Connecticut, have been sentenced to 13 months’ imprisonment and three years of supervised release by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford.
Jeffrey White, 63, and his son Nicholas White, 35, are California residents who fraudulently enrolled individuals in ACA plans in states where the individuals did not live. The Whites invented phony residential leases to concoct their scheme, including Connecticut locations in Danbury, Norwalk, Farmington and Hartford, and they also created false cell phone numbers that transferred directly to them if any calls were made.