LaGrange man pleads guilty in fraud case

A former Humana employee has pleaded guilty in a case involving wire fraud, fraud in connection with identification documents and violation of the federal HIPAA privacy law.

Jason Browning, 28, of LaGrange, "unlawfully obtained patient names, dates of birth and insurance information" on Aug. 4, 2009, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's office in Louisville. Then he "submitted this information to Walgreens Pharmacy for prescriptions which Browning intended to pick up and use for himself," the release states.

Browning is scheduled for sentencing at 1 p.m. Nov. 22 in U.S. District Court. The maximum penalties are 35 years in prison, a $750,000 fine and three years' supervised release.