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Man Gets Six Years in Medicare Fraud

Nation IN BRIEF / FLORIDA

January 25, 1999|From Times Wire Reports

The owner of a health care agency who pleaded guilty in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Medicare fraud charges has been sentenced to six years in prison and ordered to repay $12.9 million. Ramon Dominguez, 56, was one of 34 at Amitan health care agency who were indicted on charges they billed the federal government for more than $14 million of unnecessary and unperformed treatment. Prosecutors said Amitan created false medical records that were signed by nurses and doctors as well as subcontractors.

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