Lansdell Clinics accused of pandemic reduction fraud

A superseding indictment filed very last 7 days in a federal felony situation accuses entrepreneurs and administrators of Lansdell Family members Clinics of health care and pandemic relief fraud.

The superseding indictment follows an first indictment filed in January which accused 8 nurse practitioners and pharmacists of distributing opiates, such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, without having an helpful prescription. Tawnya Lee Lansdell, proprietor of Lansdell Spouse and children Clinic areas in Texarkana, De Queen, Dierks and Lockesburg, Arkansas, is the initial defendant stated in the prior and most modern indictments.

The superseding indictment provides users of Tawnya Lansdell’s loved ones, Lansdell Household Clinic PLLC and Lansdell Farms as defendants in the federal felony circumstance.

The unique indictment rates Tawnya Lansdell, Claire Terece Russell, Wendy Wynette Gammon, Shelly Rae Eastridge, Bonita Lois Martin, Candace Michelle Whitley, Gina Richardson, and Stephen Hayden Sullivan with conspiracy to distribute managed substances with no a legit prescription. The superseding indictment includes that allegation as depend one.

The superseding indictment adds Michael Wayne Lansdell, Tawnya Lansdell’s partner, Rusty Lynn Griffin, Tawnya Lansdell’s brother, and Michael “Mick” Wallace Martin, Tawnya Lansdell’s nephew, as defendants accused of health care fraud and wire fraud.

Tawnya Lansdell, Griffin and Martin are accused of healthcare fraud in rely two of the superseding indictment. Griffin and Martin allegedly worked in management roles and are accused of functioning with Tawnya Lansdell to overcharge for services and/or monthly bill for expert services that were being not furnished in invoices to Medicare, Medicaid and the Overall health Assets and Expert services Administration COVID-19 plan. The defendants allegedly billed for business office visits and other providers for clients seeking travel by way of COVID exams “whether an business office stop by experienced taken location or was medically needed.”

Count 3 of the superseding indictment accuses Tawnya Lansdell, Michael Lansdell, Lansdell Spouse and children Clinic PLLC and Lansdell Farms of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in link with Paycheck Safety System loans available to businesses through the pandemic by the federal authorities. The Lansdells allegedly acquired a $325,200 PPP financial loan in April 2020.

Depend three alleges that more than $236,000 in PPP resources had been applied to spend off a bank loan for buy of land adjacent to Lansdell Farms in Little River County and to invest in a boat, a motor and a boat trailer. Michael Lansdell allegedly used for and gained forgiveness of the PPP loan by falsely certifying that the income was utilized for costs for the duration of the pandemic at Lansdell clinics. Counts four and five accuse Michael Lansdell and Lansdell Loved ones Clinic PLLC of wire fraud.

The authorities is in search of a judgment towards the defendants in counts 2,3,4 and 5 for the whole total of the PPP mortgage, a Southfork make boat, a Diamond Metropolis boat trailer and the property in Minimal River County.

The circumstance is at present pending ahead of U.S. District Judge Susan O. Hickey in the Texarkana Division of the Western District of Arkansas.