The founder and CEO of a Fresno group home has been indicted for allegedly defrauding insurance companies.

A federal grand jury returned an eight-count indictment earlier this month against Orlando Gillam, 45, of Fresno. He faces mail fraud charges, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced Wednesday in a news release.

Potential 20-Year Sentence

If convicted, Gillam faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

According to court documents, Gillam is the founder and CEO of Dunamis Inc. Group Home. The business is located at 4991 East McKinley Ave., Suite 112.

FBI Headed the Investigation

“Dunamis” is a Greek word that means strength, power, or ability.

Between January 2016 and January 2018, Gillam falsely billed insurers hundreds of thousands of dollars for alcohol and drug treatment and counseling, mental health treatment, and group and individual psychotherapy purportedly rendered to multiple individuals, according to an investigation headed by the FBI. Those individuals allegedly did not receive the services billed, and several were not Dunamis clients.

The Office of Personnel Management Office of Inspector General also participated in the probe.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Vincente A. Tennerelli is prosecuting the case.

 

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