The DOJ announced that a federal jury convicted Jesmina Ramirez of one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering and one count of money laundering for her role in a health care fraud scheme. It was proven at trial that, for nearly two years, Ramirez laundered approximately $786,000 for BF Distributors Corp., Timely Medical Services Corp., Ortho-Med Solution Inc., Expedited Medical Supplies Corp., and Prime Orthopedic Solutions Corp. in Miami, Florida. These five medical supply companies fraudulently billed insurers, including Medicare and Medicaid, over $48 million for medical equipment that they neither purchased nor provided to patients. In turn, Ramirez cashed at least 120 checks written from the companies, retained a fee, and distributed the remaining cash to her co-conspirators.
Ramirez is one of over 15 individuals charged in connection to this fraud and money laundering scheme. In April 2022, one of Ramirez’s co-conspirators, pleaded guilty for her role in the scheme and is scheduled to be sentenced on May 25th. Ramirez now faces up to 20 years in prison, and she is scheduled to be sentenced on July 13th. This scheme is still under investigation.
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