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Son of Daphne Campbell faces 45-year prison stint

Jury finds him guilty in Medicaid fraud scheme

Miami Times staff report | 11/14/2013, 9 a.m.
State Representative Daphne Campbell’s son, Gregory Campbell, 29, was found guilty last Friday of participating in a Medicaid fraud scheme ...
Gregory Campbell

State Representative Daphne Campbell’s son, Gregory Campbell, 29, was found guilty last Friday of participating in a Medicaid fraud scheme that netted nearly $300,000. Campbell, the son of State Representative Daphne Campbell, faces up to 45 years in prison for conspiracy and multiple fraud charges. The jury determined that he, along with two others, falsely billed Medicaid for services at three group homes in North Miami: Denian Adult Family Care Home, D & E Home

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Gregory Campbell

Care Facility and Sunnyman Retirement Home. Upon his arrest in May, 2011, he was charged with grand theft, organized fraud and Medicaid fraud — all of which are first-degree felonies. Campbell also double-dipped and billed Medicaid for the same recipients at two Miami-Dade County [M-DC] adult family care homes — a second-degree felony charge.

In addition, he billed the company for clients who never lived at either one of the facilities, according to an affidavit filed in M-DC court by the Florida attorney general’s office. He split his earnings with Percival Wignall, the owner of Sunnyman Retirement Home, 61 NE 211th St., who pleaded guilty to related fraud charges. The other alleged conspirator, Enid Salmon, is a fugitive that remains on the run.

The investigation, headed by the state Medicaid Fraud Control, lasted two years and uncovered fraudulent claims paid by the State Agency for Health Care Administration. Medicaid, jointly funded by the state and federal government, is a $20 billion program serving in excess of three million low-income adults and children in Florida.

State Attorney General Pam Bondi issued a statement about the outcome of the case.

“My Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and Office of Statewide Prosecution will remain relentless in their efforts to pursue Medicaid fraud and hold wrongdoers accountable. We will not allow these criminals to defraud a program intended to help people in need.”

Bondi’s office had also been examining Campbell’s mother, the state representative, in an unrelated alleged scheme tied to group home companies that she and her husband, Hubert Campbell, run. Both had previously denied any wrongdoing; neither was available for comment.

Campbell represents District 108 which spans across Northeast Miami including sections of North Miami, El Portal and Miami Shores.