$200M Medicare Schemer Gets 5-Year Sentence, $13M Fine

Law360, Washington (June 27, 2012, 7:24 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal court sentenced a major player in a $200 million Medicare fraud ring to 63 months behind bars and ordered he pay more than $13 million in restitution for his involvement in the home health care scheme.

Nelson Fernandez pled guilty last year to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States due to his activities as a home health care provider who billed Medicare for ineligible services and a patient broker who...
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