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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Medicare Fraudster Uses Orange County Gang Members

A Medicare fraud case involving Santa Ana gang members and a Long Beach man, Michael Martinez resulted in a 10 year prison sentence for the latter. Martinez pled guilty to a felony as part of a plea deal according to the Orange County Register. Of the 20 co-defendants in the case, six of them were Santa Ana gang members that acted as owners of a supposed medical supply company. Each of them was paid $5,000 for participating in the scheme. Claims were then filed to Medicare for hoax orders of wheelchairs and hospital beds totaling $11.2 million. Sentencing for Martinez is on July 17th of this year.

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