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Actor Facing Fraud Trial a Flight Risk?

While Roberto F. Marrero made a name for himself as an actor, federal prosecutors depict him as a con man. They say Marrero and his wife owned a home healthcare agency that bilked Medicare of $15 million.

Because the couple have family ties in Cuba and have traveled there a lot, prosecutors plan to ask a federal judge to detain the couple without bail, according to The Miami Herald.

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.