Miami Couple Sentenced For Operating Clinic To Defraud Medicare
Tampa, FL - U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew sentenced a Miami couple today for their roles in operating a sham clinic. Gladys Fuertes (41) was sentenced to 19 years and 6 months in federal prison for engaging in a conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, healthcare fraud, aggravated identity theft, and obstruction of a healthcare fraud investigation. Her husband and business partner, Mario Fuertes (41) was sentenced to 11 years and 3 months in federal prison for conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, healthcare fraud, and obstruction of a healthcare fraud investigation. The Court also ordered them to forfeit $1,036,759.72, proceeds that are traceable to the charged conduct. The Fuerteses were convicted by a federal jury on March 24, 2015.
- Date:June 29, 2015
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions