Attorney: Former NSU official vehemently denies allegations of Medicaid fraud

Posted at 7:13 PM, Nov 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-20 19:13:32-05

Norfolk, Va. - 54-year-old Wayne Perry hurried to a car parked outside the federal court house Wednesday morning. He had no comment about the charges brought against him.

Perry, his 51-year-old wife, Angela, and 46-year-old Allison Hunter-Evans were scheduled to appear Wednesday morning for a hearing.

The former Norfolk State University Vice Rector of the Board of Visitors and his wife are accused of making over $1.3 million after allegedly billing the state's Medicaid program for services never provided.

Officials say the two operated the false billing scheme through the home health care company Perry owned, Community Personal Care (CPC) in Norfolk.

Originally, a federal judge froze all of the couple’s assets worrying some CPC workers about being paid.

But according to federal court documents, one bank account used to pay CPC employees, any other business operating expenses and some personal expenses has since been restored.

However, the documents also state officials can request to see monthly bank statements to verify that the account is being used for those specific purposes.

Two CPC employees told NewsChannel 3's Jackie Morlock their pay had been delayed but they received one check last Friday and expect another this Friday.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Perry have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of health care fraud, false statements relating to health care matters, alteration of records and aggravated identity theft.

The couple’s alleged accomplice, Allison Hunter-Evans, has been indicted on a charge of alteration of records. Officials say Hunter-Evans was an employee of the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services at the time.

In an email to NewsChannel 3 from one of Perry's attorneys, Gray Broughton says “Mr. Perry vehemently denies the allegations against him.”