U.S. Says Florida Network Defrauded Medicare and Medicaid of Over $1 Billion Federal prosecutors charged three people, saying a scheme at a network of nursing and assisted-living facilities operated over a period of 14 years.

WASHINGTON — In the largest case of health care fraud ever brought by the Justice Department, federal prosecutors on Friday charged three people at a network of Florida nursing and assisted-living facilities for their suspected role in a scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid of more than $1 billion.
Prosecutors charged that Philip Esformes, 47, of Miami, who owns 30 nursing …
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