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Rare Medicare fraud case linking Miami to Nicaragua ends with 10 convictions

MIAMI A one-of-a-kind Medicare fraud case U.S. expatriates using fake Miami addresses to receive millions of dollars in federal health care coverage while living abroad has reached a climax with 10 defendants pleading guilty. The last remaining defendant, a former Miami doctor with a revoked medical license who resettled to Nicaragua long ago, has no plans to surrender, authorities say. This week, five of the 10 defendants including the lawyer son of another Miami doctor who operated a clinic in Managua were sentenced to prison terms ranging from just over one year to four years for health care and wire fraud convictions. Federal prosecutors sought much harsher sentences. But U.S....