Wyoming drug treatment center defrauded government of millions, federal prosecutors say

A federal grand jury has indicted three Powell men in connection with a yearslong Medicaid fraud scheme that prosecutors allege involved billing the government for $8.5 million worth of “therapy” that included taking patients to the gym and watching them play video games.


The indictment is the latest in a series of court cases looking into a nexus of fraud in Powell — all centering around Northwest Wyoming Treatment Center, which ostensibly treated juveniles with drug and alcohol problems — and the providers there. The founder of the center is serving a prison sentence for fraud, and the company’s assets have already been seized.