Two Valley defendants have been sentenced in a health care fraud scheme that bilked Medicaid out of more than $850,000. A McAllen federal judge sent Everado Villareal to prison for 3 years and 4 months, while sentencing Delilah Rae Robles to time already served.
Prosecutors say Villareal, who owned the now-defunct Durable Medical Supply Depot in Elsa, submitted falsified reimbursement claims for medical equipment that was never delivered to Medicaid patients.
Robles, who was the business’s biller, assisted in the fraud that took place over a 4-year period. The sentence also orders both Villareal and Robles to pay back the money ripped off from Texas Medicaid.