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Medicare fraud strike force lands five Miami firm execs in prison
The owners of five separate Miami-based healthcare corporations have been sentenced to prison terms for filing fraudulent claims with Medicare for over $28.6 million worth of unnecessary durable medical equipment and infusion therapy. One of the defendants, Rodolfo Aenlle, and his business partners paid patients cash kickbacks and did not use any of the equipment or medicines that were paid for by Medicare. In total, the co-conspirator pharmacies associated with Aenlle were paid over $14 million between 2000 and 2003 based on the submission of claims for medically unnecessary compounded aerosol medications. Aenlle entered into an arrangement with several corrupt Miami pharmacies to compound medicine based on prescriptions for non-commercially available medications.