MEDICARE FUGITIVE CAUGHT AT MIAMI AIRPORT

PhotobucketMIAMI, FLORIDA (JULY 8, 2011) – Rolando Cueto, one of the nation’s most wanted individuals in connection with health care fraud was captured at Miami airport late last week when he returned to the U.S. Cueto was indicted in 2008, but had been hiding out in Costa Rica under an assumed name.
Cueto’s former durable medical equipment company, E.O. Medical Enterprises of Hialeah, submitted $1.9 million in false claims to Medicare. The company, however, never provided the equipment to patients, nor was the equipment ever ordered by doctors. Cueto and another defendant, Juan Carlos Garcia were indicted on fraud charges in September 2008. Cueto was able to elude authorities and flee the country. Garcia pled guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and is now serving a 2.5 year sentence.