|Charges||Health care fraud|
|Amount of Arrears||$4,700,000|
On November 22, 2016, Ariel Martinez Ruiz (Martinez) was detained while trying to enter the U.S. from an inbound flight originating in Cuba. In June 2016 Martinez was indicted on charges of health care fraud. Investigators believe that Martinez, through his home health company, was paid over $4.7 million for services it did not render.
Martinez was the owner operator of Magnifique Home Health in Miami, Florida.
Martinez fled and remained a fugitive until his recent arrest. He is currently in custody and will face charges stemming from his indictment.
In May 2017, Ruiz was sentenced to 3 years in jail and ordered to pay $4.7 million in restitution. He was also excluded from participating in any federal health care programs for 23 years.
- Health Care Fraud