fresno federal court

published on April 25, 2019 - 9:02 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

The founder of a substance treatment center in Fresno was arraigned on an eight-count federal indictment earlier this month.

On April 11, Orlando Gillam of Fresno was charged with mail fraud for a scheme that allegedly defrauded insurance carriers. According to court documents, Gillam is the founder and CEO of Dunamis Inc. Group Home, a nonprofit that provides services that include alcohol and drug treatment counseling.

Between January 2016 and January 2018, Gillam is alleged to have falsely billed insurers hundreds of thousands of dollars for alcohol and drug treatment and counseling, mental health treatment, and group and individual psychotherapy purportedly rendered to multiple individuals. Those individuals did not receive the services billed, and several were reportedly not even Dunamis clients.

If convicted, Gillam faces a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court.

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