|Charges||Conspiracy to commit Health care fraud|
|Amount of Arrears||$900,000|
On April 24, 2016, Maikel Chamizo Gomez was detained and arrested at the Ft. Lauderdale airport. He was indicted in May 2015 on charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud.
Investigators believed Chamizo was involved in a scheme with Ara Adan and Miguel Torrano to submit false claims to Medicare Part A for home health services that were not rendered. The subjects paid kickbacks to obtain false prescriptions for home health services and used stolen beneficiary identification information to submit the fraudulent claims. They also recruited nominee owners to conceal their ownership of Loyal Home Health, Loving Home Health, G&A Home Health, and Belen Home Health. These companies were paid approximately $13.9 million for fraudulent claims they submitted for reimbursement.
Chamizo, Adan, and Torrano were all fugitives until they were apprehended upon returning to the United States. On September 12, 2016, Adan was sentenced to 9 years in jail, while Torrano were sentenced to 2 years and 3 months in jail. Adan was also ordered to pay $13 million in joint and several restitution, while Torrano was ordered to pay $900,000 in joint and several restitution.
On January 30, 2017, Chamizo was sentenced to 2 years and 5 months of incarceration and was ordered to pay over $5 million in restitution.
- Health Care Fraud