Miami Physician Sentenced to 97 Months in HIV Infusion Fraud

infusion.1.jpgMIAMI, FL (June 29) In the ongoing prosecutions by the joint DOJ-HHS task force, another physician, Roberto Rodriguez was sentenced to 97 months in prison and ordered to pay over $9,000,000 in restitution in connection with $20,000,000 in fraudulent claims submitted to Medicare through 4 clinics associated with the doctor. The physician had pled guilty in March. To read the plea agreement click here, and to read the factual proffer click here.
In this, as in many of the ongoing prosecutions related to this subject matter, the allegation was that expensive drugs related to the treatment of HIV symptoms were claimed to have been administered to patients, many of whom did not have HIV. Most of the drugs were not purchased by the clinics at all. To read the indictment, click here.
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