Medical Director Sentenced in Addiction Treatment Fraud Scheme

By Bloomberg Law Automation

July 7, 2022, 8:27 PM

Jose Santeiro, a Florida doctor, was sentenced to 54 months in prison for his role in billing around $112 million worth of addiction treatment services that were never rendered or were medically unnecessary at two addiction treatment facilities, the Department of Justice said Thursday.

Santeiro was medical director at the facilities: Second Chance Detox LLC, an inpatient detox and residential facility, and WAR Network LLC, a related outpatient treatment program, the DOJ said.

Santeiro was convicted in March of conspiracy to commit health-care fraud and wire fraud as well as eight counts of health-care fraud, the department said.

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