Medicare Fraudster Gets 35 Years For $205M Bribery Scam

Law360, New York (September 19, 2011, 6:19 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Monday sentenced American Therapeutic Corp. co-owner Marianella Valera to 35 years in prison and $87.5 million in restitution for her role in a kickbacks scheme that bilked the government out of $205 million in phony Medicare payments.

U.S. District Judge James L. King also sentenced ATC marketing director Margarita Acevedo to 91 months in prison for her role in an eight-year scheme through which ATC sought reimbursement for services its Alzheimer's and dementia patients either didn't need or never received....
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Case Information

Case Title

USA v. Duran et al

Case Number



Florida Southern

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

October 19, 2010

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