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Utopia Talk / Politics / Medicare fraudster flees US on a jet ski
Tue Jun 14 22:39:04
Well he tried anyway.

And no it wasn't Florida Senator Rick Scott (R).


Officials: Hialeah fraud suspect caught heading to Cuba on Jet Ski

Law enforcement discovered trove of food and water bottles

MIAMI – A Hialeah resident charged in a $4.2 million Medicare fraud scheme is being held as a flight risk after officials said he tried to flee the U.S. on a Jet Ski.

Court records show that a federal judge in Miami ordered 54-year-old Ernesto Cruz Graveran to be detained pending trial Monday.

According to a criminal complaint, Cruz Graveran’s company submitted approximately $4.2 million in fraudulent health care claims to Medicare earlier this year for medical equipment that the company never provided.

Last Wednesday, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers reported finding Cruz Graveran aboard a broken-down Jet Ski in the waters south of Key West, headed in the direction of Cuba.

“Graveran was aboard the jet ski along with one other individual, who was known to law enforcement to be an alien smuggler,” a U.S. Department of Justice news release said Tuesday. “The jet ski was outfitted with a special fuel cell to allow for long trips, and within the compartments of the jet ski, law enforcement discovered a trove of food and water bottles.”


Don't ever change SoFlo. Don't ever change.

Sam Adams
Tue Jun 14 22:50:44
Its not that bad of an idea. 100 miles of usually tame warm water? Seems pretty doable. Probably would have made it easy without engine trouble.
Tue Jun 14 23:34:17

I don't know about going south, but coming north pretty much anything that floats has a chance.

Tue Jun 14 23:34:53
Personal experience? ;)
Tue Jun 14 23:43:12

Only from them washing ashore. Everyone in my family had the good fortune of flying in, mostly before Castro, or coming on a healthy sized boat with working engines.

Although admittedly some of the dinkier rafts that you see them pulling Cubans off of were probably put in the water after a smuggler brought them most of the way.

Wed Jun 15 00:08:50
"Personal experience? ;)"

I laughed so hard....
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