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March 29, 2023

Posted  March 29, 2023

A man who led a scheme to defraud New York’s Medicaid program has been sentenced to almost 8 years in prison, ordered to pay $8.5 million in restitution, and ordered to forfeit $8.5 million in ill-gotten gains.  While supervising more than a dozen others affiliated with KJ Transportation C Services Inc. (“KJ”), Julio Alvarado submitted or caused to be submitted false claims for transportation services to Medicaid beneficiaries, for which KJ was ultimately paid $20 million.  However, in many of those cases, the beneficiary was deceased or out of the country at the time of the alleged transport, or had never heard of or taken rides with KJ.  In other instances, the beneficiary received kickbacks from KJ in exchange for their Medicaid information.  USAO SDNY

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