JAILED ON 12-YEAR SENTENCE AND CHARGED $50 MILLION: PSYCHIATRIST FERNANDO MENDEZ-VILLAMIL
Saturday • August 31, 2019
A Miami psychiatrist, Fernando Mendez-Villamil, flooded Miami’s streets with anti-psychotic drugs as part of a scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid. He was sentenced in 2016 to 12 years in prison and a full $50 million in restitution for his medical fraud and overmedicating his patients.
The news was reported at the time by the Miami Herald who quote Medez-Villamil himself saying, “I know what I did was wrong, was dishonest.”
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