- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NEARK, N.J. (AP) - The owner of a home health agency has admitted her role in a $7 million scheme to defraud Medicaid and engage in bribery, money laundering, and tax evasion.

Federal prosecutors say 61-year-old Irina Krutoyarsky, of Springfield, pleaded guilty Monday to bribery, tax evasion and conspiracy counts.

Krutoyarsky admitted submitting false documents to the state nursing officials, claiming prospective home health aides had attended and satisfactorily completed required training and testing. But authorities say she actually charged prospective home health aides hundreds of dollars for fraudulently obtaining their certifications.

Prosecutors say Krutoyarsky also fraudulently billed Medicaid for services not actually rendered to patients, and she bribed a state Labor Department employee who was working undercover with federal agent

Krutoyarsky could face several decades in prison when she’s sentenced Sept. 14.

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