Jury finds sober home doctor guilty in $31.3M health insurance scam; sentencing set for April

FORT LAUDERDALE — Dr. Mark Agresti, who claimed he devoted his 30-year career to helping people struggling with addiction, on Thursday was convicted of 12 charges of health care fraud for using his clients to perpetuate a $31.3 million insurance scam.

The 59-year-old psychiatrist showed no emotion, but turned briefly and looked at his wife, as U.S. District Judge Rodolfo Ruiz announced the jury’s decision that came after roughly 2 ½ hours of deliberations following a three-week trial.

Agresti, who was once director of psychiatry at the former Columbia Hospital in West Palm Beach, faces a possible decades-long prison sentence after the jury agreed he ordered thousands of medically unnecessary tests when he served as medical director of Good Decisions Sober Living.

Source: Jury finds sober home doctor guilty in $31.3M health insurance scam; sentencing set for April / The Palm Beach Post

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