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.