Friday, September 16, 2011

OIG CAPTURED Fugitive: Rolando Cueto

Rolando Cueto

OIG CAPTURED Fugitive: Rolando Cueto

  • Rolando Cueto was captured on June 30, 2011 at Miami International Airport. Prior to his arrest, he was residing in Costa Rica using a fraudulent identity.
  • In September 2008, an indictment was filed charging Rolando Cueto and Juan Carlos Garcia with one count of Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud and six counts of Health Care Fraud.
  • Cueto was the true owner and operator of E.O. Medical Enterprises, a durable medical equipment company operating in Hialeah, Florida. E.O. Medical submitted over $1.8 million in false claims to Medicare for medical equipment that was neither ordered by a physician nor provided to the beneficiary as claimed.
  • Cueto attempted to use a nominee owner to hide his involvement in the scheme. Cueto also recruited individuals to cash checks drawn on E.O. Medical's bank account, who then returned the cash to Cueto.
  • Garcia pleaded guilty to one count of Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud and is currently serving his 2.5-year jail sentence. Garcia was also ordered to pay over $500,000 in restitution.

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