$7M Las Vegas Medicare fraud case

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A former physician and his business partner were hit with prison time for their role in a $7.1 million scheme to defraud Medicare by filing false enrollment documents. 

Camilo Q. Primero, 76, of San Dimas, California, and Aurora S. Beltran, 63, of Glendora, California, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and money laundering and were sentenced to 33 months in prison, according to an announcement from the Department of Justice. 

In addition, each was sentenced to three years of supervised release following the prison term and each will have to pay nearly $2.5 million in restitution. Read the full story.

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