Attorney General Russell Coleman

Kentucky Attorney General Coleman Announces Felony Indictment of a Salem, IN Individual for Medicaid Fraud

FRANKFORT, KY (Feb. 19, 2024) – Attorney General Russell Coleman announced today that an investigation conducted by the Attorney General’s Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control resulted in the indictment of Gary Waldman, 55, of Salem, IN for the alleged defrauding of the Kentucky Medicaid Program.

On Tuesday, February 6, 2024, a Franklin County Grand Jury indicted Gary Waldman for:

  • One count of Devising or Engaging in a Scheme to Defraud the Kentucky Medical Assistance Program of $1,000 or more (a Class D Felony).

According to the indictment, Waldman devised a plan to obtain payments from the Kentucky Medical Assistance Program by submitting false documents for payment in excess of $1,000.

The Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control investigated the case. Assistant Attorney General Michael Brophy presented the case before the Franklin County Grand Jury on behalf of the Commonwealth.

To file a Medicaid fraud or abuse complaint, visit or call the Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Hotline at 1-877-ABUSE TIP (1-877-228-7384).

The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control receives 75 percent of its funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under a grant award totaling $6,650,000 for the federal fiscal year (FY) 2024. 25 percent of that grant, totaling $1,662,500 for FY 2024, is funded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The Kentucky Supreme Court’s rule on trial publicity limits information the Office can provide publicly.

The charges in an indictment are allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.



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