Miami to North Carolina to . . . .
Miami owner of mental health chain pleads guilty to stealing millions from Medicare - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com: "Kept behind bars because of fears he might flee to Cuba, Armando “Manny” Gonzalez has pleaded guilty to stealing tens of millions of dollars from Medicare by fraudulently billing the taxpayer-funded program through a mental health chain in Miami and North Carolina. Gonzalez, 50, a convicted cocaine trafficker who joined the Medicare rackets in the mid-2000 era, had opened a pair of mental health clinics in the Kendall and Cutler Bay areas. By 2008, Gonzalez suspected the feds were on to him, so the one-time Miami-Dade resident exported himself and his business to North Carolina. Before his arrest last May, he was planning to open another psychotherapy clinic in Tennessee. . . . The ALF operators were accused of taking bribes from Gonzalez in exchange for supplying a steady stream of patients, many of whom suffered from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. They could not have benefitted from the therapy, prosecutors said. . . . ""
"Medicare rackets"-- this guy is just one of many!
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