Miami Man Gets 50 Years For Medicare Fraud

Law360, New York (September 16, 2011, 6:40 PM EDT) -- American Therapeutic Corp. owner Lawrence Duran was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison and $87.5 million in restitution for scamming the government out of $205 million in fraudulent Medicare reimbursements for mental health services.

Duran pled guilty in Florida federal court April 14 to 38 counts of health care fraud and money laundering, including conspiracy to commit health care fraud, in an eight-year scheme through which his health care company sought reimbursement for services its Alzheimer's and dementia patients either didn't need or never received. ...
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