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Man Gets 11 Years for $28M in Medicare Fraud

A Tampa man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for his part in a $28.3 Medicare fraud scheme, the Tampa Bay Business Journal reports.  In his guilty plea, Luis Duluc admitted to using physical therapy clinics and other businesses to submit false claims to Medicare. He was also ordered to pay $14.4 million in restitution, according to the Business Journal. 

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