Feb 5, 2014 6:03 AM by AP
MONROE, La. (AP) - A former Madison Parish Hospital administrator and two of its vendors have been sentenced for health care fraud.
U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley said Tuesday that U.S. District Judge Robert G. James sentenced 71-year-old Charles W. Alford, of Newellton, to 37 months in prison and ordered him to pay $1.3 million in restitution.
James also sentenced 45-year-old Barney W.I. Hughes IV, of Keller, Texas, to a year in prison and ordered him to pay $566,874 restitution and 65-year-old Henry R. Ham, of West Monroe, to 14 months in prison and $817,000 in restitution.
According to evidence presented at Monday's guilty plea, Alford was hospital administrator for Madison Parish Hospital in Tallulah; Hughes served as owner of Tech Solutions of Keller, Texas; and Ham, was owner of Insurance World in Monroe.