Miami Doctor Charged in Pain Pill Diversion and Medicare Fraud Schemes

A physician licensed in Puerto Rico, who was practicing medicine in Miami, was charged in a 16-count indictment unsealed today for his alleged participation in a multi-faceted $20 million health care fraud scheme involving the submission of false and fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid and the illegal distribution of oxycodone and other controlled substances.

Roberto A. Fernandez, M.D., 51, of Miami, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud, 11 counts of health care fraud, one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and pay and receive health care bribes and kickbacks, one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and two counts of distribution of controlled substances. Fernandez was arrested on March 22, 2017, and made his initial appearance today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrea M. Simonton of the Southern District of Florida.

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