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Criminal Investigation | April 6, 2022

Eight Individuals Facing Federal Indictment for a $3 Million Scheme to Defraud Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the Defense Health Agency


A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging eight individuals, including the President, Vice-President and Chief Finance and Strategy Officer at a company that provided medical billing and coding services on government contracts and an employee at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud and related charges, in connection with a scheme to defraud WRNMMC and the Defense Health Agency (DHA). The indictment was returned on March 17, 2022, and unsealed today upon the arrests of three defendants.

Charged in the indictment are:
Akbar Masood, age 59, of Great Falls, Virginia;
Michelle O. Peebles, age 48, of Riverdale, Mayland;
Harriett Jackson, a/k/a "Harriett Soumah," age 49, of Glenarden, Maryland;
Judith Russ, age 58, of Washington, D.C.;
Rhonda Paul, age 46, of Washington, D.C.;
Wesley Williams, age 47, of Takoma Park, Maryland;
Bagnon Jaques Titi, age 44, of Riverdale, Maryland;
and Alfred Antonio Duncan, age 44, of White Plains, Maryland.