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February 22, 2018

Posted  April 30, 2018

Samuel Konell was sentenced to 60 months in prison and pay roughly $10 million for his role in a $63 million health care fraud scheme involving now-defunct Greater Miami Behavioral Healthcare Center Inc. which purported to provide partial hospitalization program (PHP) services to individuals suffering from mental illness. Konell admitted he received kickbacks and/or bribes in return for referring Medicare beneficiaries from the Miami-Dade state court system to Greater Miami to serve as patients. He admitted he coordinated with criminal defendants in the state court system to obtain court orders for mental health treatment in lieu of incarceration so that he could refer those individuals to Greater Miami to serve as patients in return for kickbacks and/or bribes. Konell further admitted that he did so knowing that certain of those individuals were not mentally ill or otherwise did not meet the criteria for PHP treatment. DOJ

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