Anusavice Arrested In EG On Warrant For Pot Possession
Gary Anusavice, formerly of East Greenwich, was arrested earlier this year in North Kingstown for millions of dollars in Medicaid fraud.
East Greenwich police arrested Gary Anusavice, 59, of Lyndon Street in Warren, on a warrant for cultivating marijuana without a license. The warrant was issued in conjunction with Anusavice's arrest May 24, in North Kingstown, on charges of Medicaid fraud.
According to the report, police noticed Anusavice's son while he was sitting at the wheel of a Dodge Durango parked in the municipal lot next to 58 Main Street. The son was known to police. The son told police he was just waiting for his father.
Police knew there was a warrant out for the senior Anusavice, a former resident of East Greenwich who is facing federal charges for $20 million in Medicaid fraud. They apprehended him in the parking lot and North Kingstown police picked him up.
It turns out when NK police and federal agents arrived the home of Gary Anusavice to arrest him in May on charges of defrauding the Medicaid program of more than $20 million over a two-year period, they found other incriminating evidence as well.
According to the North Kingstown Police Department, officers and FBI agents found three baggies of marijuana in Anusavice’s home – one on his bureau in his bedroom, another on a TV stand in his den and a third in a desk drawer in his office – during his May 24 arrest. The total weight of the marijuana was allegedly 7.9 grams. Additionally, several bongs and pipes were found throughout the residence.
On Oct. 17, North Kingstown police took Anusavice, whose current address is listed in Warren, into custody after a warrant was issued for his arrest on the marijuana possession charges.
In June, a federal grand jury indicted Anusavice, 59, on nine counts in relation to his involvement in a $20-million Medicaid fraud scheme and raided several dental offices he operated in Connecticut. According to the U.S Attorney's Office in Connecticut, he continued to defraud taxpayers by "using an elaborate shield of companies and individuals to hide his involvement" after he was barred from practicing dentistry in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Susan Wines and Richard Molot, and Special Assistant United States Attorney Sean Beaty. U.S. Attorney Fein encouraged individuals who suspect health care fraud to report it by calling the Health Care Fraud Task Force at 203-777-6311 or 1-800-HHS-TIPS.
He is scheduled for arraignment on the charges from the NKPD on Oct. 30 in Third District Court.