BELIZE CITY–The allegation that Dr. Errol G. Elrington—US “fugitive at large” who is the brother of Foreign Affairs Minister Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington and former minister of government, Hubert Elrington—hired an unlicensed African doctor to operate out of his clinic, Elrington Medical Center, in Redford, Michigan, has triggered the suspension of Elrington’s medical license by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), according to an announcement made via press release today.
LARA said that on December 5, 2014, LARA executed an order summarily suspending Elrington’s license pursuant to the Public Health Code, which provides for the summary suspension of a health professional’s license when it is found that the public health, safety, or welfare requires emergency action.
“According to the allegations contained in the Administrative Complaint LARA filed in this matter, Elrington employed an unlicensed individual as a doctor at Elrington Medical Center, a private practice located in Redford, Michigan.
“Elrington billed Medicaid and was paid for services provided to patients by the unlicensed employee. Elrington has been charged with one count of Criminal Enterprises-Conducting, seven counts of Medicaid Fraud-False Claim, and two counts of Health Care Fraud-False Claim in the 54B District Court, East Lansing, Michigan,” the statement from LARA detailed.
According to OIG, on October 7, 2013, an arrest warrant was issued for Errol Elrington, M.D., for racketeering, Medicaid fraud, and healthcare fraud. Within less than 24 hours after Dr. Elrington was interviewed by Federal and State agents, he fled to Belize and remains “a fugitive-at-large,” the OIG added.