Articles Tagged with Medicare fraud

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pills-300x197A pharmacist operating in New Port Richey, Florida as well as seven other individuals pleaded guilty last month to a compounding pharmacy fraud scheme, resulting in the forfeiture of various real properties, cars, and a 50-foot boat.

By the end of the scheme, which lasted about 3 years, the total value generated by the scheme was over $100 million.

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Jorge-Emilio-Perez-De-Morales-259x300Jorge Emilio Perez de Morales of Cuba was arrested in Madrid, Spain last week on a money laundering charge in compliance with an international arrest warrant issued in 2012 by the Justice Department and U.S. attorney’s office in Miami.

Morales, 52, has been wanted in Miami, Florida for the past five years for allegedly running one of the largest Medicare-related money-laundering operations in U.S. history. He was indicted on a conspiracy charge in 2012 for laundering $238 million in illicit Medicare payments through South Florida. His attorney expects him to seek bond in Spain and challenge his extradition to the U.S.

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