Office of the Vermont Attorney General

Ashley Munson and Zlatan Harambasic Arraigned on Charges of Medicaid Fraud and False Pretenses

October 17, 2019

CONTACT:    Paul A. Barkus, Assistant Attorney General, 802-828-3171

On September 17, 2019, Ashley Munson and Zlatan Harambasic were arraigned separately in Windsor County on charges of Medicaid Fraud and False Pretenses. They both entered pleas of not guilty to all counts and were released on conditions of release.

The offense of  Medicaid Fraud holds the potential for a maximum of ten years of incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000 or an amount equal to twice the amount of payments wrongfully obtained or both. The offense of False Pretenses holds the potential for a maximum of ten years of incarceration and a fine of up to $2,000 or both.

It is alleged that Ms. Munson, who was acting as a Personal Care Assistant, caused timesheets to be submitted for the care of an elderly person that were false and received payments based on those false timesheets. In a separate and unrelated case, it is alleged that Mr. Harambasic, who was also acting as a Personal Care Assistant, caused time sheets to be submitted for the care of a disabled person that were false and received payments based on those false timesheets.

The charges for Ms. Munson and Mr. Harambasic arose as a result of investigations initiated by the Medicaid Fraud and Residential Abuse Unit of the Vermont Attorney General’s Office. These cases’ will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office.

The arraignments were held before the Honorable Elizabeth Mann and status conferences in both cases have been scheduled.

The Attorney General’s Office reminds the public that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Last modified: October 17, 2019