Former Professional Baseball Player Pleads Guilty to Medicare Fraud Charges

Ihosvany Marquez, a former pitcher in the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox organizations, pleaded guilty on Monday, April 12, 2010, in federal court in Miami to health care fraud charges. The government charged that Marquez and his partners submitted more than $55 million in false claims to Medicare for HIV and cancer therapy and […]

Wells Fargo Seeks Settlement in Wachovia Money Laundering Investigation

Wells Fargo is in negotiations to resolve a money laundering investigation by the U.S. Attorney in Miami into Wachovia Bank. The investigation involves Wachovia’s former ties to Mexican money exchanges and whether Wachovia violated U.S. federal money laundering statutes in its relationships with these exchanges. The money exchanges are known as “casas de cambio.” The […]

Miami Man Held in Massive Medicare Fraud

The owner of seven Medicare clinics in Miami and Orlando was arraigned on January 4th on charges of submitting $55 million in false claims to Medicare for reimbursement. Ihosvany Marquez was arraigned in federal court in Miami on the charges. The government further alleges that Marquez and his co-conspirators collected approximately $22 million from Medicare […]

Medicare Fraudster Sentenced

A convicted Medicare fraud schemer received a sentence of more than 12 years in federal prison. Daniel Martinez had pleaded guilty in federal court in Miami to charges of health care fraud and money laundering. Martinez was the leader of a conspiracy that cheated Medicare out of more than $20 million. The defendant had operated […]

SEC Charges Six with Insider Trading in Miami Acquisition

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a complaint in federal court in Miami alleging insider trading by six individuals. The trades involved the stock of the Neff Corporation. In early 2005 Neff agreed to the acquisition offer of Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC. Several individuals with knowledge of the upcoming merger purchased Neff stock prior […]

Medicare Fraud Ring Charged in Miami

A federal grand jury in Miami has indicted eight persons in connection with a Medicare fraud ring. The indictment charges that Michel De Jesus Huarte is at the center of the scheme. It alleges that Huarte organized two conspiracies to defraud Medicare. Both schemes involved the billing of Medicare and private insurers operating programs for […]

Two Miami Doctors and Others Convicted of Bilking Medicare

Two Miami physicians along with several other persons were convicted in federal court in Miami of conspiracy to defraud Medicare of millions by making fraudulent claims for treating HIV patients. Drs. David Rothman and Keith Russell and the others were convicted by a jury of engaging in a conspiracy to bilk Medicare. Medicare paid clinics […]