Ex-Baseball Player Gets 9 Years For Medicare Fraud

Law360, New York (November 16, 2010, 6:52 PM EST) -- A federal judge has sentenced a former professional baseball player to nine years in prison for participating in a $50 million Medicare fraud scheme.

On Monday, Judge Adalberto Jordan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida rejected Jeffrey Marquez's plea for a lighter, six-year sentence and ordered him to serve the longer prison term.

In addition to spending nine years in prison, Marquez, who tried out for the Atlanta Braves in 2005, will have to pay more than $22 million in restitution...
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