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Des Moines charity under investigation


A Des Moines charity that provides counseling for children and families is no longer receiving a paycheck from the state. 

The Iowa Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and U.S. prosecutors is investigating the charity A New Beginning. The state's Department of Human Services told the charity that Medicaid payments were suspended because of allegations that it was not supplying billed services. The charity collects more than $220,000 a year from Medicaid. 

The charity is still operating and the chief executive officer said a decision to appeal the payment suspension is in the hands of attorneys.  He also said there is no reason A New Beginning should be under investigation.



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