11th Circ. Remands $10M Orders Over Medicare Scheme

Law360, New York (June 28, 2013, 9:54 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Friday vacated a $7 million restitution order and a $3 million fine against a Florida man convicted over a scheme to file fraudulent Medicare claims through his medical equipment firm, finding he should not have to repay victims of his scheme who received equipment that they medically needed.

A three-judge panel vacated the restitution and fine sentence of Ben Bane, who ran Bane Medical Services and Oxygen & Respiratory Inc., companies that supplied medical equipment, including portable oxygen, to Medicare patients. The...
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