Judge sentences Florida scammers

Sunday, December 21, 2003

December 22, 2003

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - A judge has sentenced the sixth of seven people indicted for participation in a multi-million dollar Medicare fraud scheme involving power wheelchairs, the South Florida Business Journal reported last Friday.

A U.S. district judge sentenced Chadd D. Miller to 87 months in prison and ordered him to pay $1.7 million in restitution to Medicare. Once his hearing was over, Miller was immediately taken into custody to begin serving his sentence. Upon his release, he is ordered to serve 3 years of supervised release.

The court also ordered Miller to forfeit $750,000 in fraud proceeds.

Miller was indicted for the scheme Feb. 13, 2003, along with six co-defendants: Todd W. Neff, Carlos Scott, Eduardo Sanchez, Rolando Sama, Angel A. Fernandez, and Leonardo Redondo.

The government charged them all with conspiring to defraud Medicare in connection with about $5 million in fraudulent claims for the cost of power wheelchairs and accessories allegedly supplied by Imagine Consulting Services and K & F Services Corp., companies that operated in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.