A Miami-area resident was sentenced today to 35 months in prison for her role in laundering money for a $200 million Medicare fraud scheme, announced the Department of Justice, the FBI and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Adriana Mejia, 40, was sentenced by United States District Judge Patricia A Seitz in Miami. In addition to the prison term, Mejia was also sentenced to one year of supervised release.
Mejia pleaded guilty on July 13, 2011, to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. Mejia admitted that she served as a money launderer for American Therapeutic Corporation (ATC), its management company, Medlink Professional Management Group Inc ., and the owners and operators of ATC and Medlink. Mejia created fictitious entities and bank accounts to convert millions of dollars of Medicare payments into cash for ATC, Medlink and their owners and operators.
ATC, Medlink and a related company, the American Sleep Institute (ASI), were Florida corporations headquartered in Miami.
ATC operated purported partial hospitalization programs (PHPs)—a form of intensive treatment for severe mental illness—in seven different locations throughout South Florida and Orlando. ASI purported to provide diagnostic sleep disorder testing.
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