Feds Seek 30 Years For Doctor In $23M Medicare Fraud

Law360, New York (June 22, 2011, 6:36 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government on Tuesday said a Florida doctor who was part of a $23 million Medicare fraud and kickback scheme involving HIV infusion therapy should spend 30 years in jail and pay $23.1 million in restitution.

Prosecutors said in a sentencing memorandum filed in a Miami federal court that Dr. Rene De Los Rios was responsible for prescribing injection and infusion treatments for Medicare beneficiaries that were not medically necessary and were not actually provided to the alleged recipients. In the scheme, they said, De...
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