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Esformes must forfeit interest in long-term care operating companies, judge rules

Philip Esformes, the Florida assisted living and skilled nursing facility owner found guilty in April of more than 20 charges in a case that the federal government described as “the largest single criminal healthcare fraud case ever brought against individuals by the Department of Justice,” must forfeit his interest in seven operating companies related to his facilities, a federal court has ruled.

Judge tosses key evidence in $1 billion fraud case against ALF owner

The owner of multiple Miami-area assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, accused in 2016 of orchestrating a $1 billion healthcare fraud scheme, scored a major victory in federal court Friday when a judge threw out key evidence against him and said that Justice Department investigators were trying to “obfuscate the evidentiary record.”

State employee allegedly accepted bribes from ALFs in $1 billion fraud scheme

An employee of the agency that oversees the licensure of assisted living and skilled nursing facilities in Florida accepted bribes from facility owners, including one charged in a historic $1 billion healthcare fraud case, in exchange for providing information that helped them keep their licenses and submit fraudulent bills for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, the Department of Justice alleges.

ALF owner in $1 billion fraud case now accused of bribery

Before an owner of dozens of Miami-area assisted living and skilled nursing facilities was accused in a $1 billion healthcare fraud scheme in July, he allegedly tried to bribe a state regulator to find out what Florida officials knew about his operations, according to the Miami Herald.

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