Former intern arrested on Medicaid fraud

A Ville Platte man has been arrested on two counts of Medicaid fraud, the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office announced Tuesday.

Brady P. Hudspeth, 36, faces up to five years in prison and fines up to $20,000 on each count, the Attorney General’s Office said in a news release.

Hudspeth, of 1101 Chantel Road, was arrested Thursday by the attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, the release stated.

He is a former mental health counselor intern who is accused of submitting false time sheets to the New Orleans office, where he worked, according to the release.

“Hudspeth fraudulently claimed that he provided services to Medicaid patients, resulting in the Medicaid program being falsely billed,” the release stated.