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Three Charged in Massive Medicaid and Medicare Fraud Scheme

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-Attorney General Pam Bondi's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit today announced the arrests of three individuals for operating a $1 billion Medicare and Medicaid fraud scheme involving numerous Miami-based health care providers. Attorney General Bondi's MFCU, as part of the HEAT Strike Force, assisted in identifying more than $100 million of Medicaid fraud in connection to this scheme. Odette Barcha, 49, Arnaldo Carmouze, 56, and Philip Esformes, 47, all of Miami-Dade County, are charged with conspiracy, obstruction, money laundering and health care fraud.


Action Details

  • Date:July 25, 2016
  • Agency:Florida Attorney General
  • Enforcement Types:
    • State Enforcement Agencies