Small-time Miami actor, wife plead guilty to $15 million Medicare scam

 

Roberto F. Marrero, a bit-part TV actor in such shows as Miami Vice, pleaded guilty Thursday along with his wife and another Miami man to a $15 million Medicare fraud scheme.

Marrero, 60, and Sandra Fernandez Viera, 49, former owners of a Miami home healthcare agency, Trust Care, billed the taxpayer-funded program for bogus nursing services and spent the ill-gotten profits on a cable TV station featuring Cuban cultural programs, among other expenses.

Patient recruiter Enrique Rodriguez, 59, also pleaded guilty Thursday.

— Jay Weaver

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