Pair Sentenced for Roles in Home Health Conspiracy
Karel Felipe and Tamara Quicutis were sentenced for their roles in a wide-ranging conspiracy to defraud Medicare by billing over $93 million for home health therapy services that were never rendered. Felipe was sentenced to more than eight years while Quicutis was sentenced to almost six years. Court documents say they conspired with others to submit false bills to Medicare for three home health companies. Their co-conspirators recruited individuals from Cuba to sign Medicare enrollment documents and appear as the owners of the home health agencies to conceal the identities of them and others. Read a story from the Hastings Tribune and a Department of Justice press release.