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CEO, CFO, President, and Owner of Sober Homes Network "Serenity Ranch Recovery" Convicted in $38 Million Fraud Scheme after Six-Week Trial

Fort Lauderdale, Florida -- Sebastian Ahmed, 42, of Delray Beach, Florida, has been convicted of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud, five counts of health care fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and eleven counts of money laundering. As part of the scheme, the conspirators exploited vulnerable drug addicts, the majority of whom were 18 to 26 years ago; falsified paperwork; and entered into various kickback arrangements, all in order to receive millions of dollars of falsely and fraudulently obtained funds for their own personal use and benefit. As demonstrated by the trial record, of all the conspirators, no one profited more than Sebastian Ahmed, who netted more than $2.8 million in less than three years.


Action Details

  • Date:March 26, 2020
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions