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Rehab Owner Guilty of Medicare Fraud

The former president and owner of two Florida rehabilitation facilities pleaded guilty to health care fraud and money laundering charges Monday, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Laura Leyva was president and owner of American Rehab of Kissimmee, Inc. and American Rehab of South Florida, Inc. from 2007 to 2009. During that time she submitted over $2.5 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare.

The DOJ says the investigation of this case was brought as part of the nationwide Medicare Fraud Strike Force.