Detroit-Area Health Care Clinic Manager Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison for Role in $8.5 Million Diagnostic Testing Fraud Scheme

The manager of a Detroit-area health care clinic was sentenced today to serve 40 months in prison for his leading role in a $7.42 million Medicare fraud scheme, the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services (HHS) announced.

 Miami-area resident Alejandro Haber, 27, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Patrick Duggan in the Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit. In addition to his prison term, Haber was sentenced to serve three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay $5,333,906 in restitution, joint and several with his co-defendants, and was ordered to forfeit approximately $99,000 seized from bank accounts he controlled.

 On Oct. 27, 2012, Haber pleaded guilty to one-count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. According to plea documents, Haber conceived and oversaw fraud schemes at a clinic called Ritecare LLC. Ritecare later merged with a clinic called CompleteHealth LLC. Haber’s role was limited to the operation of Ritecare alone.

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