Grand jury indicts individual for health-care fraud and drug offenses


ST. LOUIS – On August 18, 2021, a federal grand jury issued a twenty-five count indictment against Katie Diana Rooney charging Rooney with health-care fraud and controlled substance offenses. At the time Rooney allegedly committed these offenses, she was a resident of St. Charles, Missouri.     


The indictment alleges that through fraud and deceit, Rooney obtained prescriptions for Adderall and Xanax, both controlled substances. Rooney illegally sold these drugs to an undercover detective. Because the drugs were intended for Rooney’s two minor children, who were both Medicaid recipients, Medicaid paid for the drugs.


The charges set forth in this indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty. 

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The United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the United States Department of  Health and Human Services (Office of the Inspector General), and the Missouri Medicaid Fraud Control Unit are investigating this case.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dorothy L. McMurtry.


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