| April 24
April 24 The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday
declined to hear an appeal by former WellCare Health Plans Inc
Chief Executive Todd Farha of his 2013 fraud conviction
for his role in a scheme to cheat the Medicaid health insurance
program for the poor.
Farha began serving a three-year sentence at a minimum
security federal prison in Alabama after the Atlanta-based 11th
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld his conviction in August
2016. Farha had asked the justices to overturn his conviction,
taking issue with the trial judge's handling of his case.
(Reporting by Andrew Chung; Editing by Will Dunham)