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Fugitive

Jose Benitez

Fugitive Status wanted
Known Associates Enrique Gonzalez Figueredo
Date of Birth February 29, 1964 (58 years old)
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Investigation Details

Carlos, Luis, and Jose Benitez, commonly referred to as the Benitez brothers, allegedly schemed to submit false and fraudulent claims to Medicare, pocketing approximately $110 million from Medicare, according to a Federal indictment.

The Benitez brothers owned and directed a string of medical clinics in the Miami area, purportedly providing infusion treatments to HIV-infected Medicare beneficiaries. But the medication the brothers provided to patients either was allegedly medically unnecessary or was never actually administered.

The brothers allegedly paid kickbacks to patients in exchange for the patients’ Medicare information, which they then used to submit false claims to the Federal Government for reimbursement.

More than 20 co-conspirators of the Benitez brothers have been charged in the Southern District of Florida with involvement in the HIV-infusion conspiracy. Most of them have pleaded guilty or have been convicted by a jury. A physician involved in the conspiracy was sentenced to a record-setting 30 years in prison.

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  • Health Care Fraud
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