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April 5, 2019

Posted  April 5, 2019

Philip Esformes of Miami Beach, Florida, was found guilty of crimes arising from his role in the submission of over $1.3 billion in fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid.  According to evidence introduced at trial, between 1998 and 2016, Esformes, who owned a network of assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, bribed physicians to admit patients into his facilities, which were in poor condition and unable to provide adequate treatment. Patients often failed to receive appropriate medical services, or received medically unnecessary services.  Esformes was later sentenced to 20 years in prison. USAO SD FL

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