21 people land in jail on Medicaid fraud charges as part of the National Health Care Fraud Takedown.

Attorney General Jeff Landry says “I applaud my Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and our law enforcement partners for their efforts to end criminal activity. These top-notch professionals aggressively work to protect our most vulnerable citizens and vigorously prosecute criminals who prey on them.”

He adds:

Medicaid welfare fraud jeopardizes healthcare resources for Louisiana’s poor and steals from our state’s taxpayers. This unlawful and immoral act is especially heinous when perpetuated by people who are supposed to be taking care of our state’s most needy.

Here's the list of the suspects:

Dana Nickson, 41 of Lafayette, 3 counts of Medicaid fraud
Faljaray Lewis, 30 of Rayne, 2 counts of Medicaid fraud
Shenell Mack, 38 of New Orleans, 7 counts of Medicaid fraud
Maurice O’Brien, 32 of Lake Charles, 2 counts of Medicaid fraud
Daejah Dixon, 23 of Providence, 1 count of Medicaid fraud and 1 count of filing or maintaining false public records
Valerie Siggers, 46 of Providence, 2 counts of Medicaid fraud and 1 count of filing or maintaining false public records
Kenneth Lee, 56 of Amite, 1 count of filing or maintaining false public records
Athena Mitchell, 20 of Shreveport, 3 counts of Medicaid fraud and 1 count of criminal conspiracy to commit Medicaid fraud
Roderick Davis Jr., 27 of Many, 2 counts of Medicaid fraud and 1 count of criminal conspiracy to commit Medicaid fraud
Roderick Davis, Sr., 48 of Many, 1 count of Medicaid fraud and 1 count of exploitation of the infirmed
Keyvette Fisher, 38 of Pineville, 2 counts of Medicaid fraud
Jelisa Pierre, 27 of New Orleans, 2 counts of Medicaid fraud
Chitara Ussin, 30 of Harvey, 4 counts of Medicaid fraud
Delilah Martin, 50 of Addis, 4 counts of Medicaid fraud
Shelia Dixon, 57 of New Orleans, 1 count of Medicaid fraud and 1 count of forgery
Arenda Jackson, 43 of Maringouin, 2 counts of Medicaid fraud
Shanika Pickney, 37 of Port Barre, 4 counts of Medicaid fraud
Tonya Skinner, 49 of Monroe, 1 count of Medicaid fraud and 1 count of filing or maintaining false public records
Rosalyn Blocker, 40 of Bastrop, 4 counts of Medicaid fraud
Coletta Bates, 37 of Hammond, 1 count of Medicaid fraud and 1 count of filing or maintaining false public records
Franchesta Wheeler, 40 of Monroe, 1 count of Medicaid fraud and 1 count of filing or maintaining false public records