Lexington man accused in suit of submitting false claims

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – A Lexington man and his company are being accused by the federal government of submitting false grant application claims.

The FBI says in a news release that a civil lawsuit was filed last week against Jerome Hahn and Telehealth Holdings LLC. The company received three grants worth more than $600,000 to support the development of a sleep apnea monitoring system as well as electronic pill organizers.

The release says instead of spending the grant funds properly, Hahn and Telehealth allegedly used it for personal expenses, while false entries and invoices were made in the company’s ledgers.

In a related criminal case, Hahn pleaded guilty to making false grant claims and was sentenced in June to four months in federal prison. He was ordered to pay more than $222,000 in restitution.


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