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Federal Jury Finds Husband And Wife Guilty Of Operating A Clinic To Defraud Medicare

Tampa, FL - United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that a federal jury has found Miami residents Gladys Fuertes (40) and her husband, Mario Fuertes (38), guilty of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, health care fraud, and obstructing a health care investigation. They are facing a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on the conspiracy count and on each of the 10 health care fraud counts, and up to five years in federal prison on each of the two obstruction counts. Gladys Fuertes was also convicted of four counts of aggravated identity theft and faces a mandatory sentence of two years in prison for those charges. The sentencing hearing has been scheduled for June 23, 2015. Both individuals were indicted on March 13, 2014, and arrested in Miami on March 26, 2014.


Action Details

  • Date:March 25, 2015
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions