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Cuthbert man guilty of fraud

CUTHBERT — Eddie Leon Castleberry pleaded guilty to one count of Medicaid fraud in Randolph County Superior Court on Wednesday. Castleberry owned Castle Medical, durable medical equipment company in Cuthbert.

For about three years staring in 2007, Castleberry repeatedly billed the Georgia Medicaid program for medical equipment and diabetic supplies that were never delivered.

Castleberry was sentenced by Judge Ronnie Joe Lane to two years in prison followed by eight years probation. He was also ordered to pay $120,000 in restitution to the Georgia Department of Community Health.

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agirl_25 2 years, 3 months ago

SHAME SHAME Judge Ronnie Joe Lane....only 2 years in prison for this man cheating the Georgia Medicaid program.....shame on you. Why not 8 years in prison and total restitution and 2 years probation. I don't know why you judges are so easy on these cheats. Did he pay the $120K or was there some sob story about why he could not come up with the funds. I get so angry all the time at these cheats being caught and never really punished. If this fraud is to stop we need harsh sentencing and stiff fines and we need people held accountable for their wrongdoing and we need judges who will NOT give them a soft smack on the wrist and make them promise not to ever do it again. We need strong judges who will uphold the law.

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