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Miami Jury Convicts Medical Company Owner of Medicare Fraud
Date:10/4/2007

e more than $200,000 using the phony prescriptions that Aenlle obtained. In exchange, Aenlle received kickbacks of over $100,000.

Aenlle's partner at Direct Nursing Assistance, Carlos Carrion, was convicted of Medicare Fraud in September 2007.

In 2006, the Medicare program paid for over $155 million worth of aerosol medications in Miami-Dade County alone. These drugs were the single most common item billed to Medicare Part B and accounted for over 32 percent of all claims filed with the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Regional Carrier in Miami-Dade County. From 2005 to 2006, claims for aerosol medications rose over 100 percent in Miami-Dade County. According to Medicare data, Miami-Dade County alone accounted for more paid DME claims than every state in the country except California, Texas, New York, Michigan, and Ohio.

The case was prosecuted by Deputy Chief Kirk Ogrosky from the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division and Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Stumphauzer of the Southern District of Florida. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General, the FBI, and the Florida Medicaid Fraud Control Unit provided investigative assistance.

The Medicare Strike Force is led by the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division in Washington, D.C., and the office of U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta of the Southern District of Florida. The Strike Force operates out of the federal Health Care Fraud Facility in Miramar, Fla. Since March 1, 2007, the strike force has brought approximately 80 cases against 120 defendants, including 42 convictions.


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