Corporate Compliance

Man sentenced to federal prison for healthcare fraud

Compliance Monitor, March 26, 2008

A Florida man will spend 39 months in federal prison for his role in a multimillion dollar Medicare fraud scheme, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release.

Adam Cruz created and operated a fraudulent durable medical equipment (DME) company and billed Medicare for $10 million worth of false claims for non-existent DME items and services, according to the DOJ. Medicare paid approximately $1.1 million of the claims.

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