The federal government is charging Robert J. DuPont Junior with Medicaid fraud. DuPont’s company owned the Anderson group home, where a fire killed 11 people last year. The charges say DuPont continued to have a role in operating the group homes owned by the company although his previous conviction of Medicare and Medicaid fraud should have kept him out of the business.
DuPont is in federal custody. A hearing will be held tomorrow on whether he should be allowed to post bond.
DuPont’s wife and their company, River of Life Ministries of Joplin, are not charged. But the couple and the company face nine wrongful death lawsuits. The company and DuPont also face a suit filed by the state government demanding repayment of $689,000 in Medicaid payments.