Authorities snag Med-Pro for fraud

Monday, June 30, 2008

MIAMI--Authorities recently arrested four individuals in connection with a $5.4 million DME fraud and money-laundering scheme, according to a release from the office of the U.S. District Attorney for the southern district of Florida. Leonardo Lozada, Eliades Diaz, Jimmy Soto and Jose Claro, all of Hialeah, Fla.-based Med-Pro, were charged with conspiring to defraud Medicare for providing DME items that were neither prescribed by doctors nor delivered to Medicare patients in 2005 and 2006. Diaz and Soto were also charged with illegally laundering fraud proceeds by cashing checks or withdrawing cash from Med-Pro’s bank account.