Michael Mendoza, president of patient recruiting firm Network Resource Consultant Inc., pleaded guilty for his role in a $205M Medicare fraud scheme. According to court documents, Mendoza made an agreement with Lawrence Duran, owner of American Therapeutic Corporation, a now defunct partial hospitalization program located in Miami, under which Mendoza would refer residents living in assisted living facilities to ATC for medically unnecessary services in exchange for illegal kickbacks. Duran previously pleaded guilty and was sentenced to serve 50 years in prison for his role in orchestrating the fraud scheme. DOJ
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