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Doctor in Health Care Fraud Case Described as an Alligator-Wrestling Fraudster


July 12, 2018, 7:09 AM The Detroit News


Dr. Frank Patino (Facebook photo)

The feds have little good to say about Dr. Frank Patino, who is accused of orchestrating a $112 million health care fraud.

In fact, Robert Snell of The Detroit News writes that he's a lying bully who hid millions of dollars in offshore bank accounts while threatening to "break the legs" of one associate and entrapping another with exotic dancers:

Prosecutors, court records and social-media posts portray Dr. Frank Patino as a conniving crook with lies as big as his biceps, an alligator-wrestling, steroid-buying, frequently shirtless fraudster who spent ill-gotten gains on mixed martial arts fighters and a vanity diet program.

More than $2 million remains missing amid a hunt for money stretching from Metro Detroit to the Cayman Islands.

Patino, 63, of Woodhaven, is a central figure in one of the largest health care fraud schemes in U.S. history who was indicted last month amid a broader nationwide crackdown by federal agents.

Read more:  The Detroit News


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