Investigators on Wednesday said pharmacist Marcellius Jhekwuoba Anunobi is believed to have bought the coins using fraudulent proceeds from Medicaid overbilling. The account belonged to his wife.
Anunobi was president of Advanced Doctor's Prescribed Pharmacy. He was convicted of billing the Texas Vendor Drug Program for prescriptions that were never filled.
Anunobi was convicted of Medicaid fraud, theft and money laundering. He was sentenced in September to 20 years in prison and ordered to make $2.2 million in restitution.