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Fugitive

Miguel Cabello

Fugitive Status sentenced
Charges Health care fraud
Amount of Arrears $483,447

Investigation Details

Miguel Cabello was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on June 7, 2012, as he attempted to enter the United States through Champlain, New York. HHS agents took custody of Cabello there and transported him to his initial court appearance, where he waived identity and custody hearings. He was then transferred to the custody of U.S. Marshals for transport back to the Southern District of Florida.

In July 2008, Cabello was indicted on charges of health care fraud. According to the indictment, Cabello submitted approximately $2.1 million in fraudulent Medicare claims on behalf of south-Florida-based OB Pharmacy, Inc., and he received approximately $1.3 million in Medicare payments. Before Cabello's involvement, OB Pharmacy, a durable medical equipment company that specialized in aerosol medications, submitted $151,572 in Medicare claims and was paid approximately $58,653.

Around April 2008, Cabello became vice-president of OB Pharmacy. Investigators have concluded that OB Pharmacy submitted claims to Medicare for services that were not rendered, including approximately 10 claims for deceased beneficiaries. Investigators interviewed physicians who stated that they did not know the OB Pharmacy patients in question nor did they prescribe the medication purportedly provided to them.

In July 2008, Cabello fled the United States to Cuba.

On December 26, 2012, Miguel Cabello was sentenced to 2 years and 3 months of incarceration and ordered to pay $483,447 in restitution, pursuant to his guilty plea on charges of health care fraud.

Tags
  • Health Care Fraud
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