By: George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law

On February 16, 2024, a Parkland, Florida, man agreed to plead guilty to organizing a Medicare fraud scheme worth $110 million. The federal prosecution is taking place in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The fraud was allegedly perpetrated through two Florida companies the man owned, Expansion Media, LLC, and Hybrid Management Group, LLC. According to federal prosecutors in Boston, the scheme involved utilizing telemedicine and telemarketing enterprises to create fabricated orders for medical equipment, particularly knee braces. The scheme allegedly lasted from March 2016 to January 2023.

Specifics on this Medicare Fraud Scheme.

The Florida businessman and owner of Expansion Media, LLC, and Hybrid Management Group, LLC, allegedly sold medically unnecessary Durable Medical Equipment (D.M.E.) to medical staffing companies. According to the government, he used telemedicine and telemarketing companies to create false leads. The telemarketers would pay the Florida man’s companies to generate orders for the medical groups that signed off on them, even though they had no contact with any of the Medicare beneficiaries. The medical devices ordered resulted in $110 million in fraudulent claims, of which Medicare paid $52.5 million.

Prosecutors say the Florida man took many steps to conceal the scheme, including changing his business names, creating fictitious e-mails tied to those companies, and using third-party pass-through payment options.

The Florida man was ordered by the court to pay back $15.7 million and a laundry list of expensive jewelry purchases, such as multiple Patek Philippe watches and Tiffany & Co. jewelry. He agreed to plead guilty, and his deal includes a ten-year prison sentence with supervised releases for three years and fines up to $250,000.

No mention was made about what happened to the Patek Phillippe watches or the Tiffany jewelry, but I have asked the FBI to keep me advised. I have an anniversary coming up.

To view the press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts, click here.

Florida Man: Joyfully Spreading Florida’s Crime All Over the Place

This blog relates one of my biggest pet peeves. That scurrilous, underhanded Florida Man. Now he has spread his disease of fraud and theft all the way up to the beautiful city of Boston. Why don’t they finally lock him up once and for all?

Is Florida really going to make Florida Man the official state bird, replacing the beautiful Northern Mockingbird? Maybe that’s what he was doing up north in Massachusetts, mocking them.

This case also points out Florida’s reputation as a state which shelters and promotes the use of shell corporations and limited liability companies used to defraud the public and its protection of conmen and fraudsters.

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