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Webster, Texas Businessman Indicted For Misappropriating Health Care Premiums

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The owner of Webster, Texas-based Reliance Healthcare Services, Inc. was indicted today by a Harris County grand jury for misappropriating $2,700 in employee contributions owed to the company's health plan.

Reliance Healthcare Services is a defunct home health care agency which provided home health care services to local clients. The health plan was governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

David Gibson was charged with misappropriating the employees’ contributions to the health plan for the months of July through September 1998 by retaining the funds in the corporate checking account and using the money to operate the business. At the time of his improper act, Gibson was responsible for withholding employee contributions and forwarding those contributions to the insurance provider in the form of premium payments.

The case resulted from an investigation conducted by the Dallas Regional Office of the Labor Department's Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration and the Harris County District Attorney's Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Tracey Tirey, of the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

(U. S. v. Gibson)

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Employee Benefits Security Administration
January 31, 2000
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