Health Care Fraud; Conspiracy to Pay Illegal Health Care Kickbacks; Paying Illegal Health Care Kickbacks; Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering; Making and Subscribing False Tax Returns; Failure to Appear

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Date(s) of Birth Used September 2, 1964
Place of Birth Cameroon
Hair Black
Eyes Brown
Height 6'1"
Weight 265 pounds
Sex Male
Race Black
Occupation Home Healthcare Owner, Import/Export Business
Nationality Cameroonian
Scars and Marks Tilong has a scar on his back.
NCIC W022188606


The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the location and arrest of fugitive Ebong Aloysius Tilong.


Tilong may travel to Cameroon.


On November 5, 2015, in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Ebong Aloysius Tilong with conspiracy to commit health care fraud, health care fraud, conspiracy to pay and receive healthcare kickbacks, healthcare kickbacks, and money laundering based on Tilong's use of his home health care agency, Finago Home Healthcare Inc., to steal approximately 11 million dollars from the Medicare Program.  On November 8, 2016, Tilong pleaded guilty to all nine counts in the Indictment.


On May 4, 2017, in the same U.S. District Court, Tilong was charged in a second case in an Information with making and subscribing false tax returns.  On June 23, 2017, in the same U.S. District Court, Tilong pled guilty to both counts.


On October 13, 2017, Tilong was scheduled to be sentenced by the U.S. District Court in both the healthcare and tax fraud cases, but Tilong did not appear at his sentencing.  As a result, on that same day, the U.S. District Court issued an arrest warrant for Tilong for failure to appear for sentencing. 


On December 8, 2017, the U.S. District Court sentenced Tilong in absentia to a total of 80 years in prison.


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