Guilty plea in Southwest Florida Medicare fraud case
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A former Southwest Florida man pleaded guilty to Medicare fraud Monday. Luis Duluc, 53, admitted guilt for his role in organizing and leading a $28.3 million Medicare fraud scheme involving physical and occupational therapy services.
Duluc faces a maximum 15 years in prison for his crime.
According to documents filed in the case, Duluc and his co-conspirators used various physical therapy clinics and other business entities throughout Florida and elsewhere to submit approximately $28,347,065 in fraudulent reimbursement claims to Medicare from 2005 through 2009. Medicare paid approximately $14,424,865 on those claims.
Duluc was chairman and president of a Delaware holding company known as Ulysses Acquisitions Inc. Duluc and his co-conspirators used Ulysses Acquisitions to purchase comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities (CORFs) and outpatient physical therapy providers (OPTs) including West Coast Rehab Inc. in Fort Myers.