Florida executives hoping for fraud were attacked by Cuban jet ski bounds


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A Florida man on hold for filing a fraudulent medical bill of more than $ 4 million was detained on a jet ski when he tried to assault Cuba. Authorities said on Tuesday..

According to a criminal accusation filed in federal court in Florida, 54-year-old Cuban citizen Ernesto Cruz Graveran has hialeah-based company Xiko Enterprises, Inc., which provides equipment to Medicare beneficiaries. I owned it.

According to the Federal Reserve, Gravelan received $ 2.1 million in 2022 in just two months as a result of a claim for a medical device he had never provided.

In court, government officials said U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Coast Guard officers found Gravelan just south of Key West on a broken jet ski 90 miles from its final destination, Cuba. rice field. He was riding a jet ski with a man who believed that the Justice Department was smuggling illegal immigrants across national borders.

According to criminal accusations, Jetski was tied up with a “mountain” of special fuel, food and water bottles for long-distance travel.

The judge agreed with the prosecutor that Gravelan poses a risk of flight. Officers also confiscated his passport. Gravelan will remain in a federal detention center in Miami until his trial.

Graberan’s elected lawyer, Ian McDonald, did not immediately return a request for comment on Tuesday.

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