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Hospital administrator, Keller and Louisiana businessmen sentenced

MONROE, La. (AP) — A former Madison Parish Hospital administrator and two of its vendors have been sentenced for health care fraud.

U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley said Tuesday that U.S. District Judge Robert G. James sentenced 71-year-old Charles W. Alford, of Newellton, to 37 months in prison and ordered him to pay $1.3 million in restitution.

James also sentenced 45-year-old Barney W.I. Hughes IV, of Keller, Texas, to a year in prison and ordered him to pay $566,874 restitution and 65-year-old Henry R. Ham, of West Monroe, to 14 months in prison and $817,000 in restitution.

According to evidence presented at Monday’s guilty plea, Alford was hospital administrator for Madison Parish Hospital in Tallulah; Hughes served as owner of Tech Solutions of Keller, Texas; and Ham, was owner of Insurance World in Monroe.

 

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Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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