FBI Norfolk
Public Affairs Specialist Christina Pullen
(757) 609-2687
November 26, 2014

FBI Offers Reward of Up to $5,000 for Information Leading to the Arrest of Baffour E. Opoku

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of Baffour E. Opoku, who is wanted on federal charges related to his role in an alleged scheme to defraud the Virginia Medicaid program. A warrant was issued for his arrest by the United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division on October 22, 2014, but he has not been apprehended. Anyone with information concerning this person is asked to contact the Norfolk FBI office at (757) 455-0100.

Opoku is the owner and operator of Progressive Counseling Services LLC, a Virginia Beach-based counseling business. He and nine other current and former employees were indicted on October 22, 2014, by a federal grand jury for their alleged roles in the health care fraud scheme. Criminal indictments are only charges and not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty.

This case is being investigated by the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office; the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Virginia Attorney General’s Office; Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); the IRS-Criminal Investigations Division; and the Department of Labor, Office of Labor Racketeering and Fraud Investigations.