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Final Convictions in $200M Medicare Scam

The last of about 40 defendants linked to a sprawling Medicare scam have been convicted in federal court, the Miami Heraldreports.

A jury took just a few hours to find Roger Bergman, 65, and Rodolfo Santaya, 55, guilty for their involvement in the American Therapeutic Corp. scam that was first discovered in 2010, according to the Herald.

A total of seven clinics in Miami-Dade County were involved in the $200 million Medicare fraud, which included fraudulent billing for psychotherapy sessions for people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. the Herald reports.


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