A March 24 pre-trial conference is scheduled in U. S. District Court in Springfield for Anderson Guest House owner Robert Dupont, who is charged with fraud. Dupont's trial is set for April 21.
Dupont is charged with defrauding the Missouri Medicaid program from Sept. 20, 2003, to Sept. 20, 2007. The fraud charges surfaced during the investigation of a November 2006 fire at the Anderson facility in which 11 people were killed.
Dupont remains free on bond.