|Charges||Health care fraud|
|Aliases||Blkhoyan Karo Gotti|
|Amount of Arrears||$2,800,000|
Sandy De La Fe was sentenced to over one year in prison on May 19, 2016. He was apprehended January 8, 2016 at the Miami International Airport.
De La Fe was indicted in July 2013 on 16 counts of health care fraud. Investigators believe that De La Fe participated in a prescription drug fraud scheme that bilked Medicare out of millions of dollars.
De La Fe was the owner of record for Goldenway Pharmacy Discount, Inc., located in Miami, Florida. According to the indictment, De La Fe's co-conspirators paid Medicare beneficiaries to obtain prescriptions for pharmaceutical drugs. These false prescriptions, some of which were worth more than $1,000 per prescription, were then billed by Goldenway to Medicare Part D, falsely claiming that these drugs were medically necessary, had been prescribed by a doctor, and had been provided by Goldenway to Medicare beneficiaries.
As a result of these false claims, Medicare paid Goldenway approximately $2.8 million in reimbursement. De La Fe and his co-conspirators diverted the proceeds from this scheme for their own use and to further the fraud.
De La Fe fled to Cuba and remained a fugitive at large until his recent arrest in 2016.
- Health Care Fraud