Miami Doc Pleads Guilty In $20M Medicare Fraud

By Dani Kass (February 10, 2016, 1:59 PM EST) -- A Miami physician on Tuesday pled guilty to accepting kickbacks in exchange for writing false prescriptions, as part of a $20 million scheme to defraud Medicare, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Henry Lora, 51, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, receive health care kickbacks and make false statements relating to health care matters.

As part of the plea agreement, the former medical director of the now-defunct Merfi Corp. said that he wrote prescriptions for Medicare beneficiaries that either weren't needed or weren't provided,...

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