Health care fraud leads to prison time for former Illinois man

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – A former Mahomet man who owned his own counseling company is going to prison for health care fraud.

Christopher DiFilippo, 40, admitted to filing false billing to health care insurers between 2012 and 2017, according to a press release from the office of U.S. Attorney John E. Childress. He will serve 1 ½ years behind bars and three years of supervised release, with the first year served as home confinement.

DiFilippo counseled patients in his former Mahomet home before moving to Texas in 2015 and then Florissant, Mo., at a later date. He became a licensed clinical social worker in 2009 and started a company called KD Counseling in 2012. DiFilippo would counsel people by phone, over Skype or in person

He entered a guilty plea to the charge on May 11. As part of his fraud sentence, DiFilippo has to pay $514,297 in restitution to insurers.

He’s required to self-report to the federal Bureau of Prisons in the next 60 days.

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