US authorities have sentenced Florida residents Reinier Gonzalez Caballero and Alexeis Napoles Manresa to 51 months in jail for their role in a money laundering conspiracy.
During July-October 2019, Gonzalez Caballero and Napoles Manresa, with two other co-defendants, Alfredo Ruiz and Pedro Ferreiro Conde, conspired to launder over $4,366,039 obtained illicitly through health care fraud. The defendants had set up corporate bank accounts in the name of shell corporations. This helped them conceal the true source and ownership of the illicit funds. Gonzalez Caballero and Napoles Manresa each laundered over $400,000 through the corporate bank accounts of their own shell corporations.
The main source of the illicit funds was Universal Ortho Supplies, Inc., a fraudulent Miami-based durable medical equipment company. During the period of the conspiracy, Universal Ortho Supplies, Inc. filed false Medicare claims for over $3 million dollars in durable medical equipment. The devices were neither prescribed nor provided to patients. Note that in 2021, authorities had sentenced Ruiz to 105 months and Ferreiro Conde to 42 months in prison for their part in this money laundering conspiracy.
Source: US Department of Justice