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Fugitive

Rolando Cueto

Fugitive Status sentenced
Charges Conspiracy to commit health care fraud, health care fraud
Amount of Arrears $510,126

Investigation Details

Rolando Cueto was captured on June 30, 2011 at Miami International Airport. Before his arrest, he was residing in Costa Rica using a fraudulent identity.

In September 2008, an indictment was filed charging Rolando Cueto and Juan Carlos Garcia with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and six counts of health care fraud.

Cueto was the true owner and operator of E.O. Medical Enterprises, a durable medical equipment company operating in Hialeah, Florida. E.O. Medical submitted over $1.8 million in false claims to Medicare for medical equipment that was neither ordered by a physician nor provided to the beneficiary as claimed.

Cueto attempted to use a nominee owner to hide his involvement in the scheme. Cueto also recruited individuals to cash checks drawn on E.O. Medical's bank account, who then returned the cash to Cueto.

On November 10, 2011, Cueto was sentenced to 3 years and 1 month of incarceration and ordered to pay $510,126 in restitution, joint and several.

Tags
  • Health Care Fraud
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