Man Accused of Medicaid Scam Still Village Trustee

WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois man no longer works for the county probation department but remains a village trustee after being accused in a federal indictment of Medicaid fraud.

As director of St. Clair County’s probation department, Mike Buettner tells the Belleville News-Democrat that 39-year-old Darron Suggs’ last day in that office was July 16. Buettner wouldn’t publicly discuss the matter further.

Suggs was charged along with more than a dozen other people last month with defrauding the Medicaid’s Home Services Program, which pays people to provide home assistance to disabled adults.

The indictment alleges that Suggs falsely claimed hours he worked taking care of his mother.

Suggs has pleaded not guilty and is free on his own recognizance.

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