Nurse imprisoned in Ohio malnutrition death has new charges

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – A nurse serving a 10-year prison sentence in the malnutrition death of an Ohio teenager with cerebral palsy has been charged with health care fraud in federal court.

Federal authorities say 45-year-old Mollie Parsons was recently indicted on four counts of health care fraud.

A message seeking comment was left Tuesday for Parsons’ attorney.

Parsons pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other counts in the 2011 death of 14-year-old Makayla Norman, who weighed 28 pounds. Parsons’ job had been to administer care to Makayla in the teen’s Dayton home.

The federal indictment alleges Parsons and others schemed to defraud Medicaid regarding the girl’s care. The indictment says Parsons repeatedly submitted fraudulent information concerning the nursing services she provided and caused Medicaid to lose thousands of dollars.

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