Florida Addiction Clinic Operators Convicted of $112 Million Fraud Scheme

Two Florida brothers who ran anti-addiction clinics were convicted of fraudulently billing their patients $112 million for services that weren’t needed or were never performed, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said Thursday.

Jonathan Markovich, 37, and Daniel Markovich, 33, both of Bal Harbour, conspired to collect the fraudulent money at a pair of addiction treatment facilities that they ran in south Florida. The first, Compass Detox, was an inpatient residential facility, and the second, WAR Network, was a similar outpatient center.

Jonathan Markovich owned both of the properties, according to the DOJ. The facility’s websites state that they are able to provide help for a variety of addictions, including alcoholism, methamphetamines and cocaine.

The two men were convicted of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud, and both are potentially facing multiple decades in federal prison. Sentencing is scheduled for January 13, 2022.

Source: Florida Addiction Clinic Operators Convicted of $112 Million Fraud Scheme / Newsweek

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