Multiple Individuals Sentenced to Federal Prison for a Money Laundering Conspiracy
Miami, Florida – Two Miami residents, Reinier Gonzalez Caballero age 39, and Alexeis Napoles Manresa, age 37, were each sentenced yesterday to 51 months in federal prison for their role in a money laundering conspiracy. The two co-defendants were convicted of money laundering after a jury trial in September 2021.
Based on court documents and the record at trial, from July 2019 to October 2019, these defendants and two other co-defendants, Alfredo Ruiz a/k/a “Mike,” and Pedro Ferreiro Conde a/k/a “Titi,” conspired to launder over $4,366,039 in health care fraud proceeds by setting up shell corporations and opening corporate bank accounts to conceal and disguise the source and the ownership of the illegally obtained money. Gonzalez Caballero and Napoles Manresa established themselves as the sole officers for their own shell corporations, RGC Flooring Corp. and JMP Flooring Corp., respectively, and each laundered over $400,000 through their corporate bank accounts.
A large portion of the money that was being laundered was received directly from a fraudulent durable medical equipment company called Universal Ortho Supplies, Inc. located in Miami, that was filing false claims with Medicare. Between July 2019 and October 2019, Universal Ortho Supplies, Inc. billed Medicare for over $3 million dollars in durable medical equipment, such as orthosis and prosthetics, that were never prescribed by physicians or provided to patients. These four defendants were convicted for participating in a conspiracy to launder those health care fraud proceeds.
On September 14, 2021, the lead defendant Alfredo Ruiz a/k/a “Mike,” age 30 from Miami, was sentenced to 105 months in prison for his role in the money laundering conspiracy and agreed to forfeit over $4,366,039, following his money laundering conviction. Ruiz was also held accountable for at least $648,731 in money laundering based on a separate wire fraud scheme. As part of his plea, Ruiz agreed to forfeit assets valued in excess of $360,000 including: $141,580.76 in proceeds from the sale of a Rolls Royce and Lamborghini; $120,480 in proceeds from the sale of pawned jewelry, and $70,000 in cash seized from him at the time of his arrest. United States v. Alfredo Ruiz et al., 21-CR-20111-CMA.
On October 28, 2021, another co-defendant Pedro Ferreiro Conde a/k/a “Titi,” age 34 from Miami, who participated in the money laundering conspiracy was sentenced to 42 months in prison for money laundering and has agreed to forfeit over $766,155, following his money laundering conviction.
Two other co-conspirators from related cases have been charged with, and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering in connection with this criminal activity:
- Yunior Alberto Lopez Concepcion, 38, of Miami, Florida pleaded guilty on June 4, 2020 was sentenced to 30 months’ imprisonment on September 29, 2020. United States v. Yunior Alberto Lopez Concepcion, 20-CR-20115-RS
- Liliam Maria Castro, 59, of Miami, Florida, pleaded guilty on June 9, 2021 and was sentenced to 48 months’ imprisonment on August 21, 2021. USA v. Liliam Maria Castro et al., 21-CR-20152-JEM
Juan Antonio Gonzalez, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; Special Agent in Charge Omar Pérez Aybar, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), Miami Region, Special Agent in Charge George L. Piro, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, Kyle A. Myles, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of Inspector General (FDIC-OIG), Atlanta Region and Special Agent in Charge Brian Swain, U.S. Secret Service (USSS), Miami Field Office made the announcement.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Timothy Abraham, Aimee Jimenez, and Stephanie Hauser. Assistant U.S. Attorney Emily Stone is handling forfeiture proceedings.