Included in the nationwide takedown, my MFCU, the United States Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services arrested three culprits for conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Anyone who owns and operates a pharmacy and takes part in illegal behavior, such as submitting false and fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid, will be prosecuted. Florida’s medical professionals and pharmacy owners dedicate their lives to helping others and it is shameful when bad actors take part in fraud costing patients money and damaging the reputation of these hardworking professionals.
Let this nationwide health care fraud takedown be a warning to all—you will not get away with defrauding these programs. Medicare and Medicaid serve millions of older and lower-income Americans, giving countless people the ability to have health insurance. By deceiving health care, you are hurting the most vulnerable among us, and I will make sure you pay the price.
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“These defendants are charged with targeting seniors and trying to steal their hard-earned retirement money with false promises of big profits. Anyone who tries to defraud Florida seniors deserves to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Attorney General Pam Bondi. “I am grateful for the hard work of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Florida Office of Financial Regulation and my Office of Statewide Prosecution for investigating this case and protecting Florida’s seniors.” More.