Men Sentenced For Medicare Fraud, HIPAA Violations

Law360, New York (May 4, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has ordered two Florida men to pay more than $2.5 million in restitution for using stolen patient identities to make fraudulent claims for Medicare reimbursement.

Judge James I. Cohn of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on April 27 sentenced Fernando Ferrer Jr. to seven years and three months in prison, plus three years of supervised release, while his cousin Isis Machado received a sentence of three years probation, including six months of home confinement. The defendants were ordered...
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