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Date:7/10/2008

patients. He also signed inflated bills for treatments that were medically unnecessary for the purpose of forwarding those bills to Medicare for payment. On Oct. 2, 2007, the Honorable Patricia A. Seitz sentenced Alvarez-Jacinto to 18 months in prison.

The Saint Jude case was prosecuted by Trial Attorneys Hank Bond Walther and John K. Neal of the Criminal Division's Fraud Section in Washington, D.C., with the investigative assistance of the FBI and the HHS Office of Inspector General. The case was brought as part of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, supervised by Deputy Chief Kirk Ogrosky of the Criminal Division's Fraud Section and U.S. Attorney Acosta of the Southern District of Florida. From investigations opened during the period of strike force operations between March and October of 2007, federal prosecutors have indicted 82 cases with 142 defendants in South Florida. Collectively, these defendants fraudulently billed the Medicare program for more than $492 million.


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