Florida Lawmaker's Son Charged in Medicaid Scam

The son of Democratic state Rep. Daphne Campbell has been charged for allegedly billing $300,000 in Medicaid services for patients at a South Florida retirement homes which he never provided.

According to an arrest affidavit, 28-year-old Gregory Campbell billed Medicaid for treating patients even though they never lived at the facility. Authorities said Campbell shared his profits with the owner of the retirement home.

The charges include grand theft, organized fraud, and Medicaid fraud.

Campbell's arrest on May 12 culminates a two-year investigation. He is being held in the Miami-Dade County jail without bond.

Daphne Campbell, who was elected in November, runs Florida Nurses Home Health Agency, which provides nurses and other specialists to patients in their homes.

Her office did not immediately return a telephone call and email Friday.