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Husband and Wife Arrested For Operating Clinic to Defraud Medicare

Tampa, FL - United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces the unsealing of an indictment charging Miami residents Gladys Fuertes (40) and her husband Mario Fuertes (38) with conspiracy, healthcare fraud, aggravated identity theft, and obstructing a healthcare investigation. The Fuerteses were arrested on Wednesday morning in Miami. If convicted, each faces a maximum penalty of ten years in federal prison on each of the conspiracy and healthcare fraud counts and five years on each of the obstruction counts, as well as mandatory sentences of two years in prison for each of the aggravated identity theft counts. The indictment also notifies the couple that the United States is seeking a money judgment in the amount of $266,423.20, which is traceable to the proceeds of the alleged criminal conduct.


Action Details

  • Date:March 28, 2014
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions