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Doyle Beach and legal professional Brian Dickerson enter federal courtroom on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Beach pleaded responsible to 2 conspiracy expenses.

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Christmas tree farm proprietor Howard “Randy” Thomley, 61, was sentenced to eight years in jail for his position in an almost $200 million greenback fraud involving costly pain lotions and vitamin tablets.

His spouse, Hope Thomley, 53, acquired a a lot harsher sentence as one of many organizers of the fraud with 14 years. 

Sumrall businessman Glenn “Doyle” Beach, 47, acquired a 13-year sentence.

The authorities is searching for forfeiture of practically $30 million in belongings from Hope Thomley in addition to the $three.6 million Randy Thomley, 61, should pay in restitution. Another $9 million is owed by Beach.

The three appeared Thursday earlier than U.S. District Senior Judge Keith Starrett at William M. Colmer Federal Courthouse in Hattiesburg.

The jail sentence for Randy Thomley is an upward departure from the really useful sentencing pointers, Starrett stated, as a result of he signed tax returns, realizing the reported revenue quantity was a lot decrease than the proceeds gained from the fraud.

Beach and the Thomleys had been taken into custody instantly and shall be held till he’s assigned to a jail to serve his sentence. 

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Randy and Hope Thomley put together to enter William M. Colmer Federal Courthouse in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to show themselves in to federal brokers on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo: Lici Beveridge/Hattiesburg American)

Randy Thomley pleaded responsible in February 2019 to 1 rely try and conspiracy to commit well being care fraud.

Hope Thomley pleaded responsible to 2 expenses: conspiracy to commit well being care fraud and conspiracy to commit cash laundering and tax evasion. With Beach, nurse practitioner Gregory Parker, oral surgeon Brantley Nichols and others, the 4 are believed chargeable for greater than $200 million of the million fraud.

The Thomleys and Beach apologized to the courtroom, the victims of the fraud and their households. They stated they take full accountability for his or her actions.

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Among the items to be forfeited to the United States government is Thomley’s Christmas Tree Farm, which had been in the family for more than 50 years, the couple’s home in the Canebrake subdivision and a condominium in Destin, Florida.

Click here to read the Thomleys’ full forfeiture agreement.

Defendant Glenn “Doyle” Beach, right, enters William M. Colmer Federal Courthouse with attorney Brian Dickerson on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Hattiesburg. (Photo: Lici Beveridge/Hattiesburg American)

The Thomleys and Beach with Hattiesburg businessman Wade Walters executed a scheme to defraud TRICARE and other health benefit programs and unlawfully enrich themselves by filing or causing to be filed fradulent claims related to compound medications to the tune of more than $400 million through Advantage Pharmacy, according to court documents.

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The defendants funneled money into “shell and sham” businesses to hide the money they made through the scheme.

Starrett said it was one of the largest health care frauds in the country.

“The gravity of the crime is unfathomable,” Starrett said to Hope Thomley. “The nature of the web and the extent of this crime is awful and you are better than that.”

Contact Lici Beveridge at 601-584-3104 or lbeveridge@gannett.com. Follow her on Twitter @licibev or Facebook at facebook.com/licibeveridge.

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