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Five people, including the former owner of a home health care company who was convicted in 2013 of a health care fraud scheme, have been charged in federal court with the 2012 murder of a would-be witness in the fraud case.
Milton Womack, a former employee of the defendant's home health care company, was 60 years old when he was fatally shot on July 27, 2012, in the 2700 block of Verbena Street, in New Orleans' Gentilly Terrace neighborhood. The shooting happened days before it was announced Womack would be pleading guilty to health care fraud, federal prosecutors said in a news release sent Wednesday (Sept. 13).
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At the time of Womack's murder, New Orleans police said officers found him shortly before 4 p.m. in the driver's seat of a van. He had been blocked in by a motorist who then got out a vehicle and opened fire, the NOPD said then. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital, a 2012 Times-Picayune story says.
Louis Age Jr., 68, the owner of South Louisiana Home Health Care Inc.; his son Louis "Big Lou" Age III, 47; Stanton "Nan Nan" Guillory, 23; Kendrick Johnson, 40; and Ronald "Tank" Wilson, 43, were named in the 11-count indictment that was unsealed on Wednesday. A federal grand jury returned the indictment Aug. 17, court records show.
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Guillory, who is accused with the others of participating in a murder-for-hire plot to kill Womack, also has ties to the May 2012 fatal shootings of 5-year-old Brianna Allen and 33-year-old Shawanna Pierce, both the unintended targets of gang-related shooting in Central City. Police alleged Guillory drove the getaway car and fired a gun during the shooting on Simon Bolivar Avenue. Guillory has not been tried in that case and still...
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