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Government Worker Charged in Elaborate Welfare Benefits Scheme

BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry today announced an arrest of a government employee by his Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

Denoise Wills, 56 of Baton Rouge, was arrested on two counts of Malfeasance in Office and two counts of Fraudulent Remuneration.

During the investigation by General Landry’s Office, it was discovered that Wills - a Capital Area Humans Services District employee - allegedly demanded personal payments from multiple Medicaid welfare providers in exchange for recipients being assigned to their agencies. Those who failed to pay the bribe were believed to be retaliated against.

“Abusing the welfare system designed to help the neediest of our citizens as means of enrichment will not be tolerated,” said General Landry. “I am proud of the hard work being done by my team to uncover, investigate, and arrest those stealing from the taxpayers and jeopardizing our State’s precious resources.”