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United States of America v. Christopher Okechukwu Iruke

January 11, 2012

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v.
CHRISTOPHER OKECHUKWU IRUKE
JOSEPH OKECHUKSU; PASTOR CHRIS



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Terry J. Hatter, Jr., U. S. District Judge

Social Security No. 5 5 3 4

(Last 4 digits)

JUDGMENT AND PROBATION/COMMITMENT ORDER

MONTH DAY YEAR

In the presence of the attorney for the government, the defendant appeared in person on this date. Jan. 09 2012

X WITH COUNSEL Alan Baum, retained

(Name of Counsel)

X GUILTY, and the court being satisfied that there is a factual basis for the plea.

NOLO CONTENDERE NOT GUILTY

There being a finding/verdict of X GUILTY, defendant has been convicted as charged of the offense(s) of: Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Section 1349, as charged in Count 1 of the Indictment; Health Care Fraud, Causing an Act to be Done in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Section 1347, as charged in Counts 2-18 of the Indictment.

The Court asked whether there was any reason why judgment should not be pronounced. Because no sufficient cause to the contrary was shown, or appeared to the Court, the Court adjudged the defendant guilty as charged and convicted and ordered that: Pursuant to the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, it is the judgment of the Court that the defendant is hereby committed to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons to be imprisoned for a term of: One hundred eighty (180) months

The Court ORDERS the defendant to pay to the United States a special assessment of $1800.00, to the Clerk of the Court, which is due immediately. Any unpaid balance shall be due during the period of imprisonment, at the rate of not less than $25 per quarter, and pursuant to the Bureau of Prisons' Inmate Financial Responsibility Program.

It is ordered that the defendant shall pay restitution in the total amount of $6, 712,724.85 pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3663A.

The amount of restitution ordered shall be paid as follows:

Amount

Medicare Trust Fund at the Centers for $6,712,724.85 Medicare and Medicaid Services

A partial payment of at least $64,500 shall be paid immediately. Restitution shall de due during the period of imprisonment, at the rate of not less than $25 per quarter, and pursuant to the Bureau of Prisons' Inmate Financial Responsibility Program. If any amount of the restitution remains unpaid after release from custody, nominal monthly payments of at least 10% of defendants's gross monthly income, but not less than $100, whichever is greater, shall be made during the period of supervised release and shall begin 30 days after the commencement of supervision.

Nominal restitution payments are ordered as the court finds that the defendant's economic circumstances do not allow for either immediate or future payment of the amount ordered.

The defendant shall be held jointly and severally liable with co-defendants, Connie Ikpoh, Darawan Vasquez, Aura Marroquin and Jummal Ibrahim for the amount of restitution ordered in this judgment. The victim's recovery is limited to the amount of its loss and the defendant's liability for restitution ceases if and when the victim receives full restitution.

Pursuant to 18 U. S. C. § 3612(f)(3)(A), interest on the restitution ordered is waived because the defendant does not have the

Payments may be subject to penalties for default and delinquency pursuant to 18 U. S. C. § 3612(g).

The defendant shall comply with General Order No. 01-05. All fines are waived as it is found that the defendant does not have the ability to pay a fine in addition to restitution.

Pursuant to the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, it is the judgment of the Court that the defendant, CHRISTOPHER OKECHUKWU IRUKE, is, hereby, committed on Counts 1 through 18 of the Indictment, to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons 180 months.

This term consists of 120 months on each of Counts 1 through 18 of the 18-Count Indictment, to be served partially concurrently and partially consecutively to each other to achieve a total term of 180 months.

Upon release from imprisonment, the defendant shall be placed on supervised release for a term of three years. This term consists on each of Counts 1 through 18 of the 18-Count Indictment, all ...


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