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50-Year Prison Sentence for Florida Exec Running $205M Medicare Fraud Scheme – 11/01/11

A federal judge has imposed a 50-year prison sentence on a Florida executive, Lawrence Duran, for targeting patients with dementia in a $205 million Medicare fraud scheme. According to the Department of Justice, Duran’s sentence is the longest Medicare Fraud Strike Force sentence ever given. Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division states, “[f]or years, Mr. Duran stole millions of taxpayer dollars by defrauding Medicare and preying upon vulnerable citizens suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and substance abuse.”

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