Medical fraud

Jacksonville Substance Abuse Center Owner Pleads Guilty In Scheme

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By News Service of Florida

A 36-year old Jacksonville Beach man pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to commit money laundering for his role in a $57.3 million scheme involving substance-abuse treatment centers, rural hospitals and urine testing. 

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The former Naples-based hospital chain Health Management Associates will pay more than $260 million to resolve criminal and civil allegations of health-care fraud. 

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A Florida doctor has been sentenced to six years and six months in federal prison for illegally selling prescriptions for painkillers.

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Nine people are headed to federal prison after pleading guilty to a South Florida-based, $172 million scheme involving fraudulent medications.