Commonwealth v. Farkas

The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the defendant’s conviction of Medicaid Fraud—Submission of False Information. The defendant received money from Medicaid for caring for her elderly father. But she had other jobs, too. An investigator determined that she was billing Medicaid for the time she was on the clock at other jobs. During deliberations at the defendant’s trial, the jury requested Commonwealth exhibits that collected the hours the defendant billed her employers. The Superior Court held that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in sending back those exhibits because they were not expert reports. And even if they were, expert reports are not explicitly precluded from jury deliberations under Rule 646. In addition, the Court affirmed the restitution order of more than $14,000.

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