Corporate Compliance

Federal judge orders prison, restitution for Medicare fraud scheme

Compliance Monitor, October 19, 2011

A federal judge in Florida has sentenced Angel Gonzalez and Jorge Zamora, owners of Dynamic Therapy Inc. in Lakeland to 42 and 46 months, respectively, for their roles in a Medicare fraud scheme, the DOJ announced in a recent press release.

Gonzalez and Zamora both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, the DOJ said. Prosecutors alleged that the pair submitted $757,654 in fraudulent claims for physical therapy services that were not delivered and bribed Medicare beneficiaries to obtain their billing information and use it to submit the claims.

The judge also sentenced the men to three years of supervised release after their prison sentences and ordered them to pay $82,765.84 in restitution, the DOJ said in its press release. Three coconspirators also received prison terms for their role in the scheme. Ariel Chong, Andres Cespedes, and Adrian Chalarca received sentences ranging from six to 24 months.

Read more on the Department of Justice website.

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