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Miami Jury Convicts Pharmacy Owner of Medicare Fraud
Date:4/24/2008

Eighth Trial Conviction for Medicare Strike Force

WASHINGTON, April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal jury in Miami convicted the owner of a Miami pharmacy for his role in a $3 million Medicare fraud scheme and for money laundering, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta of the Southern District of Florida announced today.

After a six day trial in Miami, the jury found Gustavo Smith, 43, guilty of all 17 counts charged against him in the September 2007 indictment, including: conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government, to commit health care fraud, and to submit false claims to the Medicare program; seven counts of health care fraud; seven counts of submitting false claims to the Medicare program; conspiracy to commit money laundering; and one count of money laundering. Sentencing has been scheduled for July 2, 2008. Smith faces a maximum of 130 years in prison.

At trial, the jury heard testimony from patients whose names were used by Smith's Medstar pharmacy to bill the Medicare program for durable medical equipment. The patients testified that they never received any equipment from Medstar and did not have a medical need for the equipment. The jury also heard testimony from several doctors who allegedly wrote prescriptions for the equipment being billed by Medstar. These doctors testified that they never wrote the prescriptions in question and never prescribed the types of equipment being billed by Medstar.

As part of the scheme, over the course of approximately one year, Smith billed the Medicare program approximately $3 million for negative pressure wound pumps, wound care supplies and pharmaceuticals.

The jury also heard evidence that Smith owned and operated another company, Orthotics Fitters, through which he was billing the Medicare program for the same equipment being billed through Medstar. During 2006, Smith caused Orthotics Fitters to
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