Published in FDA Law Weekly, July 19th, 2007
After a three-day trial in Miami, the federal jury found Gisela Valladares, owner of PRN Home Health Care, Inc., guilty on five counts -- conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and submit false claims and receive kickbacks, conspiracy to commit health care fraud, and three counts of receiving kickbacks. Valladares faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. She is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 20, 2007, before U.S. District Judge Michael Moore.
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