United States v. Bailynson et, al.


United States v. Bailynson et, al.

Court Docket Number: 18-CR-80124-RUIZ (S.D Florida)

All hearings will be held at the U.S. Federal Building and Courthouse, Courtroom 205C, 299 Eat Broward Boulevard # 108, Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33301 before Judge Rodolfo A. Ruiz, II.

Latest Updates:

On June 22, 2022 defendants Mark Agresti and Kenneth Bailynson were ordered to pay $31,041,938.68 in restitution.   

On June 15, 2022 defendant Matthew Noel was scheduled for a show cause hearing.  

On May 27, 2022 defendant Mark Agresti was sentenced to 100 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release.

On April 20, 2022 defendant Kenneth Bailynson was sentenced to 72 months imprisonment and 3 years supervised release.

On April 19, 2022 defendant Matthew Noel was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release and $8,673,925.00 in restitution.

On April 19, 2022 defendant Stephanie Curran was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release and $11,294,277.00 in restitution.

Please note that due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, courthouses may have different rules regarding in-person attendance. Please check the court’s website or contact us at Victimassistance.fraud@usdoj.gov if you are planning to attend.

Criminal Charges: 

On June 22, 2018, Kenneth Bailynson, 45, of West Palm Beach, Florida, owner of GDSL, Inc., a/k/a Good Decisions Sober Living, Inc. (“GDSL”) in West Palm Beach, Stephanie Curran, 35, of Lake Worth, Florida, an employee of GDSL, Mark Agresti, 55, of Palm Beach, Florida, the Medical Director of GDSL, and Matthew Noel, 32, of Louisville, Kentucky, an employee of GDSL, were charged by indictment.  All four Defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit health care and wire fraud, and substantive counts of health care fraud for their involvement in a scheme at GDSL to illegally recruit patients, pay kickbacks, and defraud health care benefit programs by billing for widespread fraudulent urine testing that was not medically necessary.  Bailynson was charged with substantive counts of money laundering.

Bailynson, Curran, and Noel pled guilty prior to trial, and cooperated. On November 8, 2021 defendant Bailynson entered a guilty plea. On February 20, 2022 defendants Noel and Curran entered guilty pleas.  On February 10, 2022, defendant Agresti was found guilty by a jury.

If you believe you are a victim of this conduct and wish to submit a statement, you may complete a Victim Impact Statement (see below) and return it to us via email at Victimassistance.fraud@usdoj.gov no later than April 12, 2022

For more information about United States v. Bailynson et al., please see below:


Press Release

Victim Impact Statement: If you would like to submit a Victim Impact Statement, you may do so by mailing the Victim Impact Statement to: Victim Witness Unit, U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section, 10th & Constitution Avenue, NW, Bond Building, Room 4416, Washington, DC 20530. You also may submit the Victim Impact Statement via email at VictimAssistance.fraud@usdoj.gov or by fax at: (202) 514-3708.

Victim Impact Statement (PDF)

The information on this website will be updated as new developments arise in the case. If you have any questions, please call the Victim Assistance Line toll-free at (888) 549-3945 or email us at VictimAssistance.fraud@usdoj.gov.

Crime Victims’ Rights Act and Right to Retain Counsel: The Crime Victims’ Rights Act (18 U.S.C. § 3771) applies only to victims of the counts charged in federal court, and thus individuals may not be able to exercise all of these rights if the crime of which the individual is a victim was not charged. Section 377I(c)(2) of this Act requires that we advise you that you have the right to retain counsel. Although the statute specifically sets forth your right to seek advice of an attorney with regard to your rights under the statute, there is no requirement that you retain counsel. The Government may not recommend any specific counsel, nor can the government (or the court) pay for counsel to represent you. Government attorneys represent the United States.

If you elect to obtain counsel to represent your interests, please have your attorney notify this office in writing at: U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section, 10th & Constitution Avenue, NW, Bond Building, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20530, Attention: Victim Witness Unit; fax: (202) 514-3708; or email: VictimAssistance.fraud@usdoj.gov. If you elect not to retain counsel to represent your interests, you do not need to do anything.

Updated August 11, 2022

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