Florida man to pay $128 million in health care fraud guilty plea

(Reuters) – A Florida businessman has agreed to pay $128 million after pleading guilty to three separate schemes to defraud federal health insurance programs, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.

Daniel Hurt, 58, agreed to pay $97 million in restitution and $31 million in criminal forfeiture. The most serious charges against him carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

A spokesperson for the office of U.S. Attorney Cindy Chung in Pittsburgh, which led the prosecution, and a lawyer for Hurt did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Hurt is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 23.

Source: Florida man to pay $128 million in health care fraud guilty plea / Reuters

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