Former Owner And Operator Of Purported HIV/AIDS Health Clinics Sentenced To 63 Months In Prison For $12 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that JORGE JUVIER, a former owner and operator of multiple HIV/AIDS clinics in New York City, was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for engaging in a scheme to defraud Medicare out of more than $12 million through the use of fraudulent HIV/AIDS clinics in New York City. As part of the Medicare fraud scheme, JUVIER and his co-conspirators paid patients cash kickbacks for coming to the clinics, coached patients on lies to tell clinic doctors to enable fraudulent billing, and billed Medicare for medications that were never administered, that were administered at incorrect dosages, or that were medically unnecessary. JUVIER previously pled guilty to conspiring to commit health care fraud before U.S. Magistrate Judge Frank Maas. U.S. District Judge Kimba M. Wood imposed today's sentence.
- Date:June 14, 2016
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
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