Patient Recruiters Get Prison Time For $48M Medicare Fraud

Law360, Washington (December 12, 2013, 6:05 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge on Wednesday sentenced two patient recruiters for a Miami health care company to serve more than three years in prison each for their involvement in a $48 million Medicare kickback plot.

Elizabeth Monteagudo received a 70-month prison sentence and three years supervised release while Cristobal Gonzalez will serve 46 months with two years of supervised release, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Monteagudo and Gonzalez each pled guilty to one count of conspiring to receive health care kickbacks stemming from their roles...
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