Business Exec Gets 20 Years in $1B Medicare Fraud

A Florida healthcare executive was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for orchestrating what prosecutors described as a massive $1 billion Medicare fraud scheme.

U.S. District Judge Robert Scola imposed the sentence on Philip Esformes, 50, in one of the biggest such cases in U.S. history.

Scola called the case one of a violation of trust of “epic proportions” and said Esformes was “somewhat of an enigma” because of his obvious success combined with such a large criminal operation.

Source: https://www.modernhealthcare.com/legal/florida-businessman-gets-20-years-1b-medicare-fraud

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