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Feds: Millions stolen from Medicare wound up in Cuban banking system

The Miami Herald, June 19, 2012

In an unprecedented case, federal prosecutors have charged a Miami man with engaging in a massive money-laundering operation that moved millions stolen from the federal Medicare program into Cuban banks. Prosecutors say Oscar Sanchez, 46, was a key leader in a group that funneled $31 million in Medicare dollars into banks in Havana--the first such case that directly traces money fleeced from the beleaguered program into the Cuban banking system.