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Bioscan Leader Submits $12M Fraud Plea

A Lake Worth man has pleaded guilty for his role in making more than $12 million in fraudulent Medicare claims,  according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal

Gregory J. Sylvestri, the former principal of Bioscan, will be sentenced at a later date for the claims made between June of 2010 and April 2014.

The Business Journal reports that he agreed to forfeit a $60,000 platinum and diamond engagement ring he purchased with the fraudulent funds to the U.S. Department of Justice.

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