Fresno man pleads guilty to filing false insurance claims. Here’s what comes next

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A Fresno man who operated a group home that offered drug and alcohol treatment pleaded guilty Friday to mail fraud for filing false insurance claims, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. Orlando Gillam, 46, is the founder and CEO of Dunamis Inc. Group Home, a nonprofit that provided services that […]

A Fresno man who operated a group home that offered drug and alcohol treatment pleaded guilty Friday to mail fraud for filing false insurance claims, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

Orlando Gillam, 46, is the founder and CEO of Dunamis Inc. Group Home, a nonprofit that provided services that included alcohol and drug treatment and counseling.

Court records show that between January 2016 and January 2018, Gillam falsely billed insurers hundreds of thousands of dollars for alcohol and drug treatment and counseling, mental health treatment, and group and individual psychotherapy to multiple people.

But those people never got the services they were billed for, and several of them weren’t even Dunamis clients.

Gillam is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 20. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The actual sentence will be determined by the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.

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