Friday, September 16, 2011

OIG CAPTURED Fugitive: Reynel Betancourt

Reynel Betancourt

Reynel Betancourt

  • Reynel Betancourt was sentenced on June 7, 2011, to 77 months in prison and ordered to pay approximately $6 million in restitution, joint and several, after pleading guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
  • From about March 2006 to March 2007, Betancourt worked at the Dearborn Medical and Rehabilitation Center (DMRC), an infusion therapy clinic in Michigan, which was owned and operated by sisters Clara and Caridad Guilarte.
  • Betancourt and his co-conspirators entered into an agreement to pay Medicare beneficiaries to receive treatments at DMRC. The infusion therapy clinic then submitted over $9 million in false and fraudulent claims to Medicare for services that were medically unnecessary or never provided.
  • The Guilarte sisters were captured in Colombia on March 13, 2011, and are awaiting trial.
  • On November 30, 2010, authorities captured Betancourt in the Dominican Republic.

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