Esformes Seeks New Trial, Says Feds Violated His Rights

By Daniel Siegal (May 17, 2019, 9:07 PM EDT) -- Nursing home mogul and convicted fraudster Philip Esformes urged a Florida federal judge Thursday to grant him a new trial, arguing that the prosecution infringed his due process rights by using hollow charges of Medicare violations to influence the jury with weeks of evidence about unhappy patients at his facilities.

Last month jurors found Esformes, 50, guilty on various counts of paying and receiving kickbacks, money laundering, bribery, and obstruction of justice at the end of a two-month criminal trial in Miami. Prosecutors said he paid doctors to send patients to his South Florida network of facilities, and he paid state health...

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