Doctors, Therapist Seek Retrial Over $205M Medicare Scam

Law360, New York (July 17, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT) -- Two physicians and a therapist have asked a Florida federal judge for a new trial after being convicted for their alleged roles in a massive $205 million Medicare kickback scheme that landed its organizer in prison and led to guilty pleas from several others.

Dr. Mark Willner, Dr. Alberto Ayala and therapist Vanja Abreu, each found guilty of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, contend that the court made several errors during trial, including admitting certain testimony, denying defense-proposed jury instructions, and excluding evidence of some...
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