Rutledge Announces Medicaid Fraud Conviction of Little Rock Woman

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February 23, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the conviction of a Pulaski County woman for Medicaid fraud. Quashonna Evans pleaded guilty in Pulaski County Circuit Court. Evans will serve one year probation and pay a fine of $1,000.

“Attorneys and agents within the Attorney General’s office are working diligently with local prosecutors to combat abuse within the Medicaid system,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “This conviction was the direct result of a citizen complaint, and I encourage all Arkansans if they suspect Medicaid fraud to contact the Attorney General’s office.” 

Evans, 27, of Little Rock pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud, a Class A misdemeanor. Evans billed the Arkansas Medicaid Program for services that were not rendered. 

The case was prosecuted in coordination with Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley.

To report Medicaid fraud or abuse or neglect in residential care facilities, contact the Attorney General’s Medicaid fraud hotline at (866) 810-0016 or oag@arkansasag.gov.

About Attorney General Leslie Rutledge

Leslie Carol Rutledge is the 56th Attorney General of Arkansas. Elected on Nov. 4, 2014, she is the first woman and first Republican in Arkansas history to be elected to the office.

Rutledge, a native of Batesville, Arkansas, is a graduate of Southside High School, the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. She began her legal career as Clerk for Arkansas Court of Appeals Judge Josephine Hart, now Associate Justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court. She was appointed Deputy Counsel for Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and later served as Legal Counsel on the Mike Huckabee for President Campaign. She served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Lonoke County and in subsequent service as Attorney for the State of Arkansas’s Division of Children and Family Services. She also served as Deputy Counsel at the National Republican Congressional Committee before joining the Republican National Committee as Counsel. Prior to her election as Attorney General, she founded and practiced law at The Rutledge Firm, PLLC. Rutledge lives in Little Rock.

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