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Philip Esformes has 20-year sentence in fraud case commuted by President Trump

In one of two cases with assisted living connections, President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of Philip Esformes, the former assisted living and skilled nursing facility owner who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in a case that the federal government valued at $1 billion and described as “the largest healthcare fraud scheme charged by the U.S. Justice Department.”

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Operators, workers should be protected from COVID-19 lawsuits, association says

Assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities, and the people who work for them, should be “protected from liability” for treating anyone with COVID-19 during the current pandemic, the Florida Health Care Association said in an April 3 letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis. Also read about the latest in the case of Philip Esformes, stimulus funds for senior living, and COVID-19-related action taken in other states.

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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.

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