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Fri Mar 29, 2019, 11:29 PM

Trial of Florida health care executive $1B fraud nears end

Source: AP

The federal trial of a Florida health care executive wrapped up on Friday with closing statements from the prosecution calling the defendant a trickster who couldn’t help himself and his defense arguing he was an ambitious and caring businessman.

Philip Esformes, 50, faces decades in prison if convicted of defrauding Medicare of $1 billion in one of the biggest such cases in U.S. history.

Prosecutors said the Miami Beach businessman was the mastermind in a scheme that would pay bribes and kickbacks to doctors so they would refer patients to his network of nursing homes. They also say Esformes and his co-conspirators paid bribes to a health care regulator in return for tips about when inspectors planned surprise visits to his facilities and when patients made complaints.

Esformes’ attorney, Roy Black, told jurors his client never paid kickbacks to doctors so they would refer patients to his nursing and assisted living facilities. The defense also said Esformes’ management style was “obsessive,” saying he wanted his facilities to always be ready for a government inspection.

Read more: https://apnews.com/d15d6b5e155d4915a216d2e730da0858

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Reply Trial of Florida health care executive $1B fraud nears end (Original post)
Zorro Mar 2019 OP
Crazyleftie Mar 2019 #1
YOHABLO Mar 2019 #6
The Blue Flower Mar 2019 #2
mitch96 Mar 2019 #4
Power 2 the People Mar 2019 #5
Cryptoad Mar 2019 #3

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 08:32 AM

1. When will

Gov/Sen Scott be put on trial?????

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Response to Crazyleftie (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 01:33 AM

6. Took the words right out of my mouth.

 

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 09:30 AM

2. If he'd gone into politics, he'd be in the Senate by now

Why has Scott gotten away with so much?

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Response to The Blue Flower (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 10:46 AM

4. "Why has Scott gotten away with so much?"

His M.O. is " I don't recall" and then he buys his way to where he wants to go.. He spent a bucket load of cash to be gov and then bought his senate seat also... uggh..
In Florida, money talks...
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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 10:01 AM

3. Being a Wasicu is not a Crime,,,,

everybody knows that,,,,

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