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'Robo-Signing’ Doc Case Heads to Jury

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Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

  Federal jurors continue to deliberate the fate of a South Florida psychiatrist  who prosecutors say defrauded Medicare by signing off on thousands of bogus medical treatments, the Miami Herald reports. 

Barry Kaplowitz approved fraudulent services for the Hollywood Pavilion outpatient facility even when he was out of the country, the Herald reports. The result was $6.5 million in false claims to Medicare.

Kaplowitz, and his co-defendants are among 57 people arrested last May in a nationwide Justice Department sting.

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