Corporate Compliance

Eight indicted in South Florida AIDS/HIV infusion scheme

Compliance Monitor, October 15, 2008

Federal and state Medicare Strike Force agents indicted eight individuals – Juan A. Marrero, a/k/a Tony Marrero; Orlando Pascual Jr.; Belkis Marrero; Dr. David Rothman; Luz Borrego; Dr. Keith Russell; Eda Milanes; and Jorge L. Pacheco – in the Miami area for alleged involvement in a scheme to defraud Medicare.
According to the Department of Justice press release, the scheme involved two Miami medical clinics—Medcore Group LLC and M&P Group of South Florida Inc. Tony Marrero, Pascual, and Belkis Marrero controlled day-to-day operations for those clinics.
According to the indictment, medical assistants Borrego, Pacheco, and Milanes administered unnecessary treatments and paid cash to patients. Rothman and Russell allegedly performed cursory examinations and signed the appropriate documentation to make it appear the infusions were medically necessary.
The indictment also alleges the defendants laundered a portion of the proceeds to pay the patients for their participation in the scheme.
To read the DOJ press release click here


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