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Former Florida Football Star Sentenced to More Than 20 Years in Prison for Healthcare Fraud

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On April 16th, 2018, the Miami Herald reported that Monty Grow, a former football star who played at the University of Florida and for the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, was sentenced to 22 years in prison for his role in leading a complex healthcare fraud scheme. The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) alleges that… Read More »

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Florida Doctor Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison for Medicare Fraud

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According to reporting from the Miami Herald, Salomon Melgen, an eye doctor from West Palm Beach, FL, is now facing 17 years in jail for his role in a complex Medicare fraud scheme. This sentence comes after a Palm Beach County jury had found Mr. Melgen guilty on 67 different counts of Medicare and… Read More »

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Florida Audiologist Sentenced to Nearly Eight Years in Prison for Medicare Fraud

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Medicare is the federal program that provides healthcare insurance coverage for individuals over the age of 65 and younger individuals who are facing certain diseases. When a Medicare patient receives a medical procedure, the doctor who performed that procedure sends a bill to the government to receive payment. This process can be exploited by… Read More »

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News-making Health Care Fraud Cases

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Florida ranks high among states for incidents of health care fraud. In response to the constantly increasing number of cases and convictions, federal agencies placed the nation’s first Medicare Fraud Strike Force in Miami to investigate suspected illegal activities and bring charges in state and/or federal court. Agency efforts have resulted in thousands of… Read More »

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Florida Residents Plead Guilty to Medicare Fraud

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The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) is reporting on the recent conclusion of an extensive investigation. According to an agency press release, five residents of South Florida entered guilty pleas in federal court this week in relation to their participation in a multimillion dollar Medicare scam. Each of the defendants pled guilty to one… Read More »

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The Serious Consequences of a Medicaid Fraud Investigation

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 The state of Florida will receive $300,000 from the settlement of a Medicaid fraud case spanning numerous states. Naples News is reporting that a Cincinnati-based pharmacy provider recently reached a multi-million dollar settlement with case plaintiffs. As compensation for incidents are occurring within the state, the Florida Attorney General is reporting that the state was awarded… Read More »

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Managed-Care Promotes Medicaid Fraud in Florida and the U.S.

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Medicaid fraud is a serious offense. It may result in a federal conviction that can negatively affect your freedom, as well as your family and future. As health care costs grow to cover an aging baby boomer generation, Medicaid fraud is becoming an increasingly serious concern for the federal government. A recent report in Bloomberg Businessweek discusses… Read More »

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