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Jesus-Loving Medicaid Scammers

America’s entitlement culture is out of control. Benefits are exorbitant, fraud is rampant and there is no real effort underway to rein in the excess and abuse. As a result, 70 percent of the federal budget is devoted to “mandatory” spending – the vast majority of which is Medicare, Medicaid…

America’s entitlement culture is out of control. Benefits are exorbitant, fraud is rampant and there is no real effort underway to rein in the excess and abuse. As a result, 70 percent of the federal budget is devoted to “mandatory” spending – the vast majority of which is Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

This week – in one of the rare instances in which Medicaid fraud was identified and prosecuted – a 35-year-old South Carolinian named Truman Lewis is about to be sentenced by a federal judge.

Lewis- who along with his brother ran a “Helping Hands” youth and family services company – is a scam artist of the first order. His company was supposed to be providing mentoring services to low-income children – and received hundreds of referrals from the state’s incompetent S.C. Department of Social Services (SCDSS) to do just that.

“Helping Hands” was more interested in helping Lewis and his family, though.

Over a two-year period, the Lewises scammed Medicaid out of a whopping $8.9 million – all but $1 million of which has been blown on stuff like oceanfront condos and luxury cars (including a $90,000 Bentley).

“Thieving Hands,” in other words …

Now Truman Lewis is playing the Jesus card in an effort to keep his jail time under six months (he and his brother could face up to 20 years).

From reporter David Wren of The (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) Sun News

Truman Lewis said he also wants a minimum prison sentence so he and his wife can continue to be positive influences on their four children.

“The entire family is extremely religious and attend church regularly, sometimes four to five times weekly as a family,” the court document states, adding that Truman Lewis and his wife “have a deep abiding belief in their religious convictions and are trying to pass their beliefs on to the children.”

Wait … what?

“Deeply religious?” Well, riddle us this then, Truman Lewis … what’s Exodus 20:15 say? And for that matter Exodus 20:16?

Exactly …

U.S. District Court judge Richard Gergel needs to throw the book at these two con artists.

No mercy …

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18 comments

SCBlueWoman March 19, 2014 at 9:15 am

Indeed. Where was their belief in God when they were bilking the American Taxpayer. I’ve followed this story for some time. They need to go to prison and when they come out every cent that they make should go to repayment of the pilfered funds.

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RogueElephant March 19, 2014 at 10:42 am

Dead on. Not only have they broken man’s law they have also broken God’s law. These kind of people should be made an example of every time they are caught.

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euwe max March 19, 2014 at 2:26 pm

That is why God said:
“I want mercy and not sacrifice.”
Christians are so familiar with the bible, they don’t even have to know what’s in it.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 19, 2014 at 9:18 am

“The entire family is extremely religious and attend church regularly, sometimes four to five times weekly as a family,” the court document states, adding that Truman Lewis and his wife “have a deep abiding belief in their religious convictions and are trying to pass their beliefs on to the children.”

Certainly the judge should take this into account during sentencing.

He should sentence them to the absolute…maximum.

Because they *should have known better.*

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idcydm March 19, 2014 at 9:19 am

If this were a two thousand year old story this guy would be a money changer not a christian being eaten by lions.

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Dr. Doctor March 19, 2014 at 9:41 am

“The entire family is extremely religious and attend church regularly, sometimes four to five times weekly as a family,”

That’s called mental illness, not being “religious”.

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Centristview March 19, 2014 at 9:42 am

“U.S. District Court judge Richard Gergel needs to throw the book at these two con artists.”

Would that book be the Bible?

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Stone them March 19, 2014 at 9:43 am

“Eye for an eye”, etc. etc.

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Intriguing March 19, 2014 at 10:08 am

According to a “Google” Truman was a Charlotte resident at some point in time. Obviously the rubes in SC made it possible for him to be very successful financially here. I find it interesting he’s black. SC might not be as racist and many would suggest.

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jimlewisowb March 19, 2014 at 10:11 am

While back read that the top two occasions when the Lord’s name is called out are:
1) by a woman at the point she is about to climax
2) by fucking cockroaches at the point they are about to be sentenced to jail

Coming in at number 3 and 4 are:
3) by a man under a woman who is climaxing
4) by taxpayers who declare they hope Goddamn cockroach sons of bitches like Truman and his fucking brother leave prison in the back of a hearse

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Losers March 19, 2014 at 10:18 am

What about all the glorious Jesus loving politicians in the us senate race? It’s a sickening display to pander that way to gullible people who believe they were told by the hand of god to run for office. Disgusting.

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euwe max March 19, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Christians are all too willing to vote for anyone who will lie to them about their faith. They’d rather vote for a hypocrite than an honest man who doesn’t think it’s right to use religion and the flag to substitute for wit and talent.

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CNSYD March 19, 2014 at 10:29 am

Sic Willie, do you pay taxes into the Medicare system and the Social Security system? So you are part of this entitlement culture, full of excess and abuse that is fraudulent and doles out exorbitant benefits. Why do you participate in it if it is so bad? Could it be the law? Are you or are you not going to claim benefits when you reach the eligibility requirements? Inquiring minds want to know. Also please enlighten us on all the 1%ters who are living a rich lifestyle based solely on these “entitlement” programs.

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John The Bandit March 19, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Oh, Lawd, give me the strenght to use these hands to help myself. Thank you, Lawd. Thank you, Lawd…

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euwe max March 19, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Sorry, you don’t have any hands. And no family. You were in a car accident… we have you on a dilaudid drip… you’ve been in a coma for 2 weeks. You’re delusional – you think you’re a black teenager who’s using welfare checks to buy Air Jordans. Your wife closed out both accounts, and took off with the pool boy in your car. Your house was repossessed to pay for Bush’s bailout… so you owe us $400,000. Too bad you don’t have it or we could charge you more for prosthetic hands.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 19, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Mad props for spelling “rein” correctly, sir!!

‘Tis a rare thing these days.

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tomstickler March 20, 2014 at 9:21 am

UPDATE: Truman Lewis was sentenced 10 years while Norman Lewis received a sentence of 7-and-a-half years. The sentence was issued by United States District Judge Richard M. Gergel in Charleston on Wednesday, 19 March 2014.

Both men were also ordered to pay $3,307,967.20 in restitution to Medicaid.

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GrandTango March 21, 2014 at 6:21 am

Sadly there is a mentality in the “Community Organizer” class that gov’t money is infinite, owed and available to anyone who feels like helping the “At-Risk” should be given money.

This has nothing to do w/ Jesus, except the usual pop-culture penchant for bashing Him.

This is all about democrat politics, and the entitlement attitude that exists among its followers.

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