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Ocean Search for Fraud Suspect Called Off

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U.S. Coast Guard via Miami Herald
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The search for an overdue boater wanted for Medicare fraud has been called off and officials suspect he has fled the country, the Miami Herald reports. Robert A. Garcia-Esquerro’s wife reported him missing May 4 to the U.S. Coast Guard, a day after he left the Key West Marina for a fishing trip.

 
Garcia-Esquerro is wanted on Medicare fraud charges related to his work at several Miami-Dade mental health clinics, according to the Herald.  One psychotherapy clinic, owned by his father, billed Medicare more than $10 million filed annually, the Herald reports.