Corporate Compliance

Ex-husband and wife sentenced for $5.8 million infusion fraud scheme

Compliance Monitor, August 4, 2010

Former husband and wife, David and Maria Marrero, will serve time in prison for submitting approximately $5.8 million in false and fraudulent claims to Medicare, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release.

David Marrero owned and operated Tender Medical Center Inc.—a purported injection and infusion clinic. Maria Marrero worked at Tender as a patient recruiter, offering kickbacks to Medicare beneficiaries in exchange for their Medicare numbers and signatures. Injection and infusion services at Tender were either medically unnecessary or not provided, according to the DOJ.

David Marrero will serve 10 years in prison and Maria will serve 70 months. They will also jointly pay a $2.7 million fine with other co-defendants.

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