Wednesday, January 21, 2009

South Florida Man Sentenced In $7 Million Healthcare Fraud Case

Remberto Sarmiento, 47, of Miami, Florida, was sentenced to 8 years in prison for his role in a $7 million healthcare fraud scheme. Sarmiento was found guilty of 20 counts of healthcare fraud relating to making fraudulent billings to Medicare resulting from stolen patient information. According to prosecutors, Sarmiento purchased the two medical companies to receive the ill gotten gains, APR Medical Equipment and Super Medical Supply. Those funds were then transferred to a shell construction company.

Read the story here.

Read the original indictment here.

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