How to Fake Your Own Death, Courtesy of Former Pot Runner John Darrell Boyd
Boyd's story may befamiliar
to someNew Times
readers -- he was the subject of a 2007
cover story that detailed his days as half of the "Smith Brothers" -- a notorious marijuana smuggling duo that was chased and eventually caught by federal marshals. After serving time, Boyd was released from prison and found a new moneymaking scheme: operating health-care businesses that billed Medicare. Soon, Boyd was back in prison again for four years on charges of Medicaid fraud. He was released this past June 11.
"I got a sentence that nobody gets for Medicaid fraud," he told New Times on the phone recently.
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