Feds seize second home from former Braking Point operator
The government wasn't finished early last week when it seized the Leetonia home, six vehicles, and nearly $3 million from former Braking Point addiction recovery center owner Ryan Sheridan.
Before the week was out, U.S. Marshals also took possession of Sheridan's $200,000 home and property in Girard.
U.S. District Judge Benita Pearson on Friday ordered the seizure of Sheridan's 2-story, 120-year-old, wood-frame home and 20 acres of land on Marshall Road in Girard.
It was two years ago that federal agents searched the property, towing away several vehicles, including a DeLorean similar to the one used in the movie “Back to the Future” and a car similar to the Batmobile.
Those cars, as well as four others, were officially taken by the feds earlier last week, along with Sheridan's $1 million Leetonia home and $3 million from Sheridan's bank accounts.
Sheridan, 39, remains in custody at the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center in Youngstown, awaiting sentencing later this month after pleading guilty to 34 counts of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, health care fraud, and money laundering.
A 60-count federal indictment handed up last February named Sheridan, his former wife, and four others in a scheme to bill Medicaid $48 million for drug and alcohol services that were not provided, not medically necessary, and lacked proper documentation.
All six people, who have entered guilty pleas, are scheduled for sentencing later this month.
Sheridan also faces trial in Columbiana County on charges of cocaine and possession of other drugs.