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Fugitive

Jorge Portillo

Fugitive Status sentenced
Charges Conspiracy to commit Health care fraud
Amount of Arrears $900,000

Investigation Details

On March 18, 2016, Jorge Guevara-Portillo was apprehended by the U.S. Coast Guard near the Bahamas. He was indicted in April 2009 on charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, health care fraud, and money laundering.

Portillo was president of the durable medical equipment (DME) company Westland Medical Equipment Corporation, based in Hialeah, Florida. Investigators believed that Portillo, through his company, falsely billed Medicare more than $2 million for DME that was never provided to beneficiaries.

An arrest warrant was issued for Portillo in April 2009. Portillo fled and remained a fugitive until his arrest.

In May 2016, Portillo plead guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud, and on August 30, 2016, he was sentenced to 2 years in jail and ordered to pay over $900,000 in restitution.

Tags
  • Health Care Fraud
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