South Florida Medical Clinic Owner Charged with Orchestrating $42 Million Health Care Fraud Conspiracy | USAO-SDFL

South Florida Medical Clinic Owner Charged with Orchestrating

$42 Million Health Care Fraud Conspiracy

Miami, Fl. – A federal grand jury in Miami returned an indictment yesterday charging a Key Largo man with submitting approximately $42 million in fraudulent health care claims to United Healthcare.  

According to allegations in the indictment, from April 2013 to March 2017, 49-year-old Bradley Jason Kantor owned and operated Mobile Diagnostic Imaging, Inc. (“MDI”), a purported medical clinic in Davie, Florida that provided antigen therapy and other allergen immunotherapy services, such as allergy testing and allergy shots, to commercial insurance beneficiaries. It is alleged that Kantor offered and paid kickbacks to co-conspirators to induce them to refer beneficiaries to MDI, so that MDI could bill commercial insurers for services that it never provided.  The indictment alleges that MDI submitted approximately $42 million in false and fraudulent claims to United Healthcare, and that United paid MDI more than $12 million in reimbursement for services that beneficiaries never received. According to the indictment, Kantor purchased a $3 million home in the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida, two Winnebago motor coaches, and a 37’ yacht with the ill-gotten proceeds.

The indictment charges Kantor with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and four counts of health care fraud.  If convicted, Kantor faces up to 50 years in prison.  A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Defendant is scheduled to make his initial court appearance on Friday, April 23, at 2:00 p.m., before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lisette Reid, who sits in Miami.

Juan Antonio Gonzalez, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, FBI, Miami Field Office announced the charges.   

FBI Miami is investigating this case.  Department of Labor provided assistance.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael Gilfarb and Michael B. Homer are prosecuting it.

An indictment is a charging instrument containing allegations.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida at www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or at http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov, under case number 21-cr-20243.

 

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