Owner of 2 Miami clinics sentenced to nearly 7 years for fraud

Carlos Medina, owner of two medical clinics in the Miami area, has received a prison sentence just shy of 7 years — 82 months, precisely — for his role in a Medicare fraud scheme, according to the Department of Justice.

Mr. Medina owned Doral (Fla.) Community Clinic and Advanced Medical of Doral. He and medical professionals at the clinics allegedly accepted cash kickbacks in exchange for prescriptions for home healthcare services. The kickbacks ranged from $100 to $200. The scheme, which lasted less than two years, cost Medicare more than $3 million.

Mr. Medina pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud in January.

In addition to his prison sentence, Mr. Medina was ordered to forfeit nearly $3.1 million.

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