Gov't Esformes Victory Still Misses Tricky Fraud Target

By Carolina Bolado (April 8, 2019, 10:01 PM EDT) -- The guilty verdict for Miami nursing home mogul Philip Esformes lacked any substantive health care fraud charges, even after the government consistently billed the case as the largest health care fraud case in history, a stinging example of how difficult it can be to secure such a conviction.

A Florida federal jury on Friday found Esformes guilty of paying and receiving kickbacks, money laundering, bribery and obstruction of justice after a hotly contested two-month trial in Miami but failed to reach a decision on six counts, including one of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud. It was the...

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