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Judge in Winnie Waruru’s alleged Ksh.100 Million U.S healthcare fraud case, retires



By Wanja Waweru

Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. of the United States Senior District Court has retired after more than 50 years in the legal profession.

The 75-year-term old’s came to an end, and Myong J. Joun of Massachusetts took his position, according to a notice released by the U.S. Judiciary on Monday.

Joun will now serve as the District of Massachusetts’ U.S. District Judge.

Judge O’Toole was hearing a case before he retired against Winnie Waruru, a nurse from Kenya who admitted guilt in September of last year to participating in a Ksh. 12 billion home health care fraud scam.

Waruru and her co-accused, Faith Newton, were charged with defrauding Massachusetts State of the money by submitting fictitious claims and billings to a program that offers health insurance to low-income individuals.

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