In Addition to Criminal Charges, AG James Seeks $57 Million in Damages from Defendants under the False Claims Act for Defrauding the State Medicaid Program
NEW YORK – Attorney General Letitia James today announced the indictment and arrest of the owner of Purple Heart Transportation (“Purple Heart”), Sean Ally, 44, as well as the indictment and arrest of a driver of the company, Lissette Joza, 31, for stealing over $1 million from the New York Medicaid program for billing fake transportation services that were never provided. Ally and Joza were arrested late Friday night upon their arrival at JFK airport from Guyana. Both defendants as well as a third indicted defendant, Shamiza Ally, fled the United States some months earlier. Shamiza Ally, the third indicted defendant, remains at large abroad.