Corporate Compliance

Miami brothers plead guilty to $13.7 million HIV fraud scheme

Compliance Monitor, August 4, 2010

Two brothers pleaded guilty in Miami U.S. District Court for their roles in a $13.7 million HIV infusion Medicare fraud scheme, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release.

Rolando Nogueria, 48, owned and operated T&R Rehabilitation Professional Corp., a Miami clinic that purported to provide HIV injections and infusion treatments. Rolando and Jose Nogueira, 48, worked at T&R and admitted to paying kickbacks to patients that persuaded them to receive unnecessary treatments or treatments that T&R staff never provided, according to the DOJ.

Medicare paid approximately $4.1 million of the $13.7 million billed to Medicare.

Co-defendants Modesto and Victoria de la Vega’s guilty pleas were reported in last week’s issue of Compliance Monitor.

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