Thursday, October 28, 2010

11 Years in Prison For Selling PHI to Lawyers for Injury Claims

U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard sentenced Rodriguez to 11 years in prison for a scam that involved selling stolen patient records to lawyers for injury claims and generating hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks for himself.
Lenard's sentence was more than double the guidelines in a probation office's report.
Lenard said Rodriguez was driven by ``greed.''

``It was so he could obtain money through the misery of vulnerable victims,'' said Lenard, who also imposed a $100,000 fine.

``This sentence says to the defendant and to the Miami community that this conduct will not be tolerated,'' she added. ``It's not acceptable. It's not OK.''

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