Detroit Clinic Owner Admits To $5.4M Medicare Fraud

Law360, New York (March 30, 2012, 4:13 PM EDT) -- A Detroit-area medical clinic owner who helped orchestrate a multimillion-dollar rip-off of Medicare pled guilty Thursday, admitting his role in recruiting patients to undergo unnecessary procedures.

Miami resident Juan Villa, 29, entered the guilty plea on one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and faces 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, according to federal officials.

The plea comes in connection with Villa's ownership of Blessed Medical Clinic in Livonia, Mich., where prosecutors say Medicare beneficiaries took part in medically unnecessary tests after...
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