Patient recruiter pleads guilty to Medicare fraud

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Updated: 7/01 3:21 am

MIAMI (AP) — A patient recruiter for a Miami home health care agency has pleaded guilty for his role in a Medicare fraud scam.

Authorities say Euridice Borroto admitted that he recruited patients so that the now-defunct home health care company Nestor's Health Services Inc. could use their Medicare IDs to bill the taxpayer-funded program for services they didn't need or didn't receive.

Borroto pleaded guilty Friday in a Miami federal court to one count of conspiracy to solicit and receive health care kickbacks and to defraud the United States. Sentencing is scheduled Aug. 25.

The owner of the company also pleaded guilty to charges earlier this month.

Miami has long been ground zero for the nation's multi-billion dollar-a-year Medicare scams. Authorities also have recently begun targeting complicit patients.

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