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Florida Men Convicted in $1.4 Billion Health Care Fraud Scheme

June 28, 2022, 1:57 PM

Jorge Perez and Ricardo Perez, of Miami, Fla., were convicted by a federal jury in the Middle District of Florida of a conspiracy to unlawfully bill for approximately $1.4 billion of laboratory testing services, the Department of Justice said Monday.

The defendants used rural hospitals as billing shells to submit claims for services mostly performed at outside laboratories, according to the Justice Department.

They were convicted of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering of proceeds greater than $10,000, and five counts of health care fraud, the department said.

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