Medicare Fraudsters Sentenced To Prison After $45M Scheme

CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A recent report revealed no area of the U.S. cheats Medicare like South Florida, and Luis Alejandro Sanz and his wife Elizabeth Acosta Sanz’s $45 million scheme contributed to the dubious honor.

When Luis Alejandro Sanz got out of prison for drug trafficking, he soon found his new criminal fortunes in Miami’s emerging cottage industry: Medicare fraud.

The convicted felon started a home healthcare company, using his wife Elizabeth as the straw owner to hide himself from authorities.

The couple cashed in. Their Miami-Dade business, Ideal Home Health, billed Medicare $45 million for purportedly providing nursing services for homebound diabetic patients — raking in $30 million in taxpayer dollars.

CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald reports that on Friday, U.S. District Judge Kathleen Williams sent Luis Sanz, 58, to prison for 10 years and Elizabeth Acosta Sanz, 45, for nine years, saying the couple made a “mockery”…

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