A woman charged in a multi-million dollar Medicaid fraud case was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshals Service in Wilmington today.
Latisha Reese Harron appeared before Magistrate Judge Robert B. Jones Jr. this afternoon via a video conference and orally waived her right to have a hearing in person, according to records filed in the case.
Her legal counsel and counsel for the government were also present via video conference.
Jones advised her of the new charges filed against her in a superseding indictment as well as the maximum punishments associated with the new charges.
Court records filed online do not yet contain documents explaining the magistrate judge’s decision to detain her pending trial and do not give a date for her trial.
Proceedings for her husband, Timothy Harron, have not been set, according to court records.
The couple were named in a multi-count indictment charging they submitted fraudulent Medicaid billings as far back as 2011.
Proceeds from the fraud case exceeded $13 million from which a corporate jet, a luxury sports car and items of expensive clothing and jewelry were purchased along with several pieces of real estate in the Northampton County area.
While the Medicaid fraud case was conducted around the globe, previous court documents have shown, the Harrons ran healthcare businesses in Roanoke Rapids and Ahoskie.