- Associated Press - Monday, July 20, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - The owner of a Brooklyn medical supply business was sentenced to up to 21 years in prison in a Medicaid fraud scheme.

Humphrey Udeh (YOU’-deh), owner of Advanced Medical Supply, was sentenced Monday after a jury trial in Brooklyn state Supreme Court.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says Udeh illegally billed Medicaid more than $1 million for an expensive pediatric nutritional formula that was never delivered. It’s fed to children who cannot chew or swallow.

Instead, the prosecutor says Udeh substituted an over-the-counter formula for the special one.

A judge ordered him to serve from 7 to 21 years in prison and pay a $1.7 million fine.

Udeh, of Baldwin, Long Island, was convicted of fraud-related charges including grand larceny.

Charges are pending against other defendants in the case.

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