Clinic manager sentenced in Medicare fraud scheme

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A 27-year-old health clinic manager will spend three years, four months in prison for his role in a $7.4 million Medicare fraud scheme involving a Detroit-area clinic.

Alejandro Haber was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Detroit after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

Haber is from the Miami area. He also was ordered to pay $5.3 million in restitution.

His father Emilio has been sentenced to five years in prison as part of the scheme.

Medicare paid out about $5.3 million for medically unnecessary tests and services performed on patients recruited for Ritecare LLC.

The government says kickbacks were made to patient recruiters and Medicare beneficiaries. It says patients were told to fake certain symptoms.

Prosecutors say the most expensive tests were nerve conduction studies.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email:
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 163961246 -
Gray Television, Inc.