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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — The former chief operating officer of the health care company Hollywood Pavilion LLC has pleaded guilty to fraud and conspiracy charges for his part in a $67 million Medicare scam.

Christopher Gabel of Davie admitted to paying patient brokers to obtain Medicare beneficiaries from around the country from 2003 to 2012. Medicare was billed for services never provided, patients that did not qualify and other types of fraud.

Medicare was billed for $67 million and paid out $40 million.

Three others have been convicted in the case, including Hollywood Pavilion’s former chief executive who is serving 25 years in prison. Gabel’s sentencing is set for January 26th, 2015.

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