Prosecutor: Wealthy LI couple stole $33G from Medicaid
MINEOLA, N.Y. — Prosecutors have charged a wealthy Long Island couple with stealing more than $33,000 in Medicaid benefits while living in luxury.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice says the Old Westbury couple owned their own real estate development company and lived in million-dollar homes.
Daniel and Dalia Mairzadeh were facing arraignment Wednesday on grand larceny, welfare fraud and other charges. Their attorney did not immediately respond to a call for comment.
Rice says the couple intentionally underreported their personal income to Social Services so that they would qualify for Medicaid benefits.
She adds that in 2006, the couple sold their home for over $1 million and bought a new one for over $2 million. They could face seven years in prison if convicted.