Miami Nursing Home Owner Philip Esformes Found Guilty

By Carolina Bolado (April 5, 2019, 10:17 AM EDT) -- A federal jury on Friday found nursing home mogul Philip Esformes guilty on various counts of paying and receiving kickbacks, money laundering, bribery and obstruction of justice after a two-month trial in Miami, in what the government called the largest health care fraud case it has ever brought.

The jurors found Esformes, 50, guilty on 19 counts related to bribes prosecutors say he paid to doctors to send patients to his South Florida network of facilities, to state health agency officials to get inspection schedules and complaint reports and to former University of Pennsylvania men's basketball coach Jerome Allen to get his...

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