An Eden Prairie woman found guilty of defrauding Medica out of more than $1.7 million will spend the next six years in jail and will be on three years supervised release when her time is up, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
Indadaeeq Omar, 45, was sentenced Thursday for her acts that she carried out between Jan. 2001 and December 2004. During that time, Omar billed Medica for translation services that had not been performed, the Attorney's Office said.
Omar owned Global Interpreter Corp., which contracted with Medica to provide translation services to members who needed such services. A Medica employee provided Omar with dates and times of patients' visits. Omar then used that information to bill the health care provider for translation services that matched the dates and times of the patients's visits. When Medica questioned Omar about the high number of claims, Omar refused to provide the documents, the Attorney's Office said.
Omar's husband, Mohamed Essa, 51, also was indicted in March 2007 in the scheme. He fled the United States and was arrested in April in South Africa. He faces multiple counts of health care fraud and money laundering.
Tou Chaiker Vang, the Medica worker who provided information to Omar, was sentenced in April to one year and one day in jail for conspiracy. He also was given three years of supervised release and ordered to assist Omar in paying $1.7 in restitution, the Attorney's Office said.