By Associated Press - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

DALLAS (AP) - A North Texas nurse whose husband was convicted in $25 million health care fraud scam has also pleaded guilty and faces up to 10 years in prison.

Pat Akamnonu of Cedar Hill pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to commit health care fraud over fake billing to Medicare.

Prosecutors in Dallas say the 52-year-old woman and her spouse, Cyprian Akamnonu, owned Ultimate Care Home Health Services Inc. Her husband in 2013 was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to the same fraud charge. He was ordered to repay the government.

Investigators say the couple led a scheme to charge millions to Medicare for home health care services that were never provided or needed.

The wife, who was the head of nursing for the company, awaits sentencing.

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