7 Miami people who tried a $17 million healthcare fraud are in prison. One is on the run

A $5 million healthcare scam run of medical clinics in Miramar and West Miami-Dade ended last week with a 21-year-old office employee sentenced to restitution and prosecutors trying to find the man who got the longest prison sentence. Between those extremes, seven people are doing federal prison time and one other person has been slapped with restitution for a healthcare fraud that tried to get $17.9 million out of Blue Cross Blue Shield with fraudulent claims. They wound up getting about $4.8 million. Each person pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud. The disappeared fraudster, Jorge Gonzalez Perez, hasn’t been seen since before the Jan. 4 sentencing hearing for which he didn’t appear. The online docket entry that accompanied Perez’s Jan. 20 sentencing includes the line, “The government stated that it was possible the defendant had fled to Mexico.”

Source: 7 Miami people who tried a $17 million healthcare fraud are in prison. One is on the run / Miami Herald

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