Medicare fraud: Florida hands down prison sentence
Medicare scheme defrauded program of $200 million through fake entities and money laundering. So far, 10 people have pleaded guilty or been convicted in the Medicare fraud.
A federal judge on Wednesday imposed a nearly three-year sentence on 40-year-old Adriana Mejia. She had pleaded guilty in July to a money-laundering conspiracy charge.
Prosecutors say she created fake entities and falsified bank records to launder money for American Therapeutic Corp. of Miami and its owners and operators.
ATC and many of its top executives have admitted billing Medicare for medically unnecessary services, paying kickbacks to businesses that delivered patients and other illegal acts.
So far the companies and 10 individual defendants have pleaded guilty or been convicted at trial. Others are set for trial in April in Miami federal court.