Former Puerto Rico Psychiatrist Sentenced for Fraud

July 5, 2017

Psychiatrist Luis Escabi-Pérez, who pleaded guilty in 2015 to committing fraud, was sentenced on July 3, 2017 to five years probation and 500 hours of community service and ordered to pay $230,244 in restitution.  

He committed fraud in the application process for Social Security Administration (SSA) disability insurance benefits, at times charging up to $5,000 to backdate medical records in order to create the appearance of a longer history of medical treatment for his patients.  

His DEA and medical license were revoked without contest.

SOURCE: "Former Psychiatrist Sentenced For Social Security Fraud," Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Puerto Rico, 3 Jul 2017,


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