Panel Recommends Pardon in Health Care Fraud Case - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Panel Recommends Pardon in Health Care Fraud Case

Posted:

DOVER, Del. (AP)- A state panel is recommending that Delaware Gov. Jack Markell grant a pardon to a man convicted of health care fraud several years ago.

Sachin Karnik pleaded guilty to felony fraud involving false Medicaid claims in 2006. He was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay more than $60,000 restitution.

Karnik, who now works for the Delaware Council on Gambling Problems, appeared Thursday before the state Board of Pardons.

The board voted 3-to-1 to recommend that Markell grant Karnik a pardon, while recognizing the seriousness of his crimes.

Karnik, who was a licensed clinical social worker, said Thursday that the fraudulent Medicaid claims were an attempt to cover losses from his addiction to roulette. He is hoping that a pardon will expand his opportunities to help others struggling with addiction.

  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Salisbury Drug Bust Halts Multi-State Operation

    Salisbury Drug Bust Halts Multi-State Operation

    Maryland State Police arrested one man linked to a multi-state fentanyl operation. Narada Michael Walls, 37, was charged with several counts including manufacturing and distributing dangerous substances. Police units have been investigating Walls operations in several counties, including Baltimore City, and even other states, since earlier this fall.

    More

    Maryland State Police arrested one man linked to a multi-state fentanyl operation. Narada Michael Walls, 37, was charged with several counts including manufacturing and distributing dangerous substances. Police units have been investigating Walls operations in several counties, including Baltimore City, and even other states, since earlier this fall.

    More
  • MSP Searching for Suspects After Shots Fired into Somerset County Home

    MSP Searching for Suspects After Shots Fired into Somerset County Home

    Maryland State Police are asking for the public's help in identifying those responsible for shooting into an occupied home Sunday morning around 5 a.m. According to MSP, troopers from the Princess Anne Barrack responded to a home on the 8100 block of River Road, where the homeowner said his home had been shot at. Police said that no one was injured in the incident, but the residence itself had been struck by gunfire.

    More

    Maryland State Police are asking for the public's help in identifying those responsible for shooting into an occupied home Sunday morning around 5 a.m. According to MSP, troopers from the Princess Anne Barrack responded to a home on the 8100 block of River Road, where the homeowner said his home had been shot at. Police said that no one was injured in the incident, but the residence itself had been struck by gunfire.

    More
  • Last Dinner at The Old West Steakhouse

    Last Dinner at The Old West Steakhouse

    The Old West Steakhouse in Salisbury closes its doors today after 19 years of service. The steakhouse was a packed house all day, with people sharing laughter with their loved ones and friends, indulging in their favorite meals, and watching football. WBOC's Caroline Coles reports that, to some, the Old West was more than just a place to eat.

    More

    The Old West Steakhouse in Salisbury closes its doors today after 19 years of service. The steakhouse was a packed house all day, with people sharing laughter with their loved ones and friends, indulging in their favorite meals, and watching football. WBOC's Caroline Coles reports that, to some, the Old West was more than just a place to eat.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices