Eight Miami-Area Residents Charged in $22 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme Involving Home Health Care Agencies
Medicare Fraud Strike Force Charges Individuals, Freezes Assets
According to the indictment,
The indictment alleges that in addition to exerting ownership and control of the home health agencies,
The charge of conspiracy to commit health care fraud carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years. Each charged count of health care fraud carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years and each count of paying health care kickbacks carries a maximum prison sentence of five years. Conspiracy to launder health care fraud proceeds carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years per count.
An indictment is merely a charge and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
In conjunction with the criminal case, on
“This indictment is a powerful example of the ongoing impact of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force,” said Assistant Attorney General
“Health care fraud schemes in
“Today’s arrests demonstrate our vigilance in combating home health fraud by bringing to bear enforcement resources from across government,” said
The criminal case is being prosecuted by Trial Attorney
The case was brought as part of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, supervised by the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and Acting U.S. Attorney Sloman of the Southern District of
The joint DOJ-HHS Medicare Fraud Strike Force is a multi-agency team of federal, state and local investigators designed to combat Medicare fraud through the use of Medicare data analysis techniques and an increased focus on community policing. In
SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice