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Fugitive returned to U.S. to face white-collar crimes charges

Professionals or entrepreneurs in Michigan might be interested in a case involving one of the individuals on the most wanted fugitives list of the Feds. This case involves alleged white-collar crimes committed by a couple who operated a company that provided nursing homes with medical equipment. The husband was recently arraigned in a federal court after he was expelled from another country to which he fled a decade ago while his wife was convicted and incarcerated on charges of defrauding Medicaid and Medicare.

According to federal court documents, the couple submitted fraudulent claims to the value of $10 million to Medicaid and Medicare for medical equipment that was never provided to the nursing homes and patients. The submissions of the claims reportedly occurred from April 2003 through March 2007. Authorities say the wife was arrested and later convicted, and her 12-year prison sentence started in April 2013. As part of her sentence, $1.3 million that the government seized had to be forfeited. Reportedly, her release from prison occurred in December 2017.

According to the Assistant Director-in-Charge, the 55-year-old husband fled the United States and remained as a fugitive in Haiti while his wife served more than four years in prison. However, Haiti extradited him and sent him back to the United States. He will face the conspiracy and health care fraud charges on Long Island.

The services of an experienced criminal defense attorney in Michigan can be obtained by anyone who is charged with white-collar crimes. Any accused individual is presumed innocent until, and if, the prosecution can prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt. And even then, an experienced attorney will work to achieve the best possible outcome.

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