Fort Lauderdale Halfway House Operator Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison for Participating in Medicare Scheme

WASHINGTON – The manager and operator of a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-area halfway house was sentenced today to 33 months in prison for his role in a Medicare fraud kickback scheme that funneled patients to a fraudulent mental health provider, American Therapeutic Corporation (ATC), announced the Department of Justice, FBI and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Butler Moultrie, 46, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks in the Southern District of Florida. In addition to his prison term, Moultrie was sentenced to three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay $801,000 in restitution.

Moultrie pleaded guilty in December 2011 to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

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