14 year sentence given in Medicare fraud case

Posted on November 7th, 2011 No Comments

A Medicare fraud scheme has been uncovered in Detroit, Michigan with the ringleaders being two sisters. The women, who were at one point immigrants from Cuba, were sentenced to 14 years each for their part in the scheme.

The fraud began in Miami, Florida where the women were running a HIV-based clinic. They then moved their practice to Detroit, Michigan where they paid off black men in the area who had HIV and were eligible to receive HIV services through Medicare. The woman scammed the system out of more than $6 million.

They fled the country in 2007 and were ultimately discovered hiding out in Venezuela before they were taken into custody. The judge in the case gave each of them five years longer in prison than the original plea bargain outlined. They will each spend 14 years in prison and have been ordered to pay Medicare the $3.6 million that they personally gained from the scheme.

If you are currently facing Medicare fraud charges, please contact the Cape Cod Medicare Fraud Defense Attorney, James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676 today.


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