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Woman sentenced for $11M fraud scheme

May 31, 2013HME News Staff

LAS VEGAS - A Nevada woman who defrauded Medicare of $11.1 million in an HME billing scheme was sentenced to more than four years in prison, according to a press release. Her sentence also includes three years of supervised release, and criminal forfeiture of $11.1 million in assets. Alegria Phankonsy, 43, formerly of Orange County, Calif., pleaded guilty in November 2012 to one count of healthcare fraud and one count of tax evasion. Between March 2005 and Feb. 2011, Phankonsy operated several HME...

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Three plead guilty in $11M fraud scheme

February 22, 2013HME News Staff

MCALLEN, Texas - A Texas couple who ran a home medical equipment company and an ex-worker have pleaded guilty in an $11 million healthcare fraud investigation, according to the Associated Press. Prosecutors say RGV DME owner Marcelo Herrera, his wife Carla Cantu Herrera and Ramon De La Garza pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud Medicare and Texas Medicaid. Marcelo Herrera and De La Garza also pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft in false reimbursement submissions since 2004. Marcelo Herrera...

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