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Date: 04-20-2019

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United States of America v. Camilo Qu Primero and Aurora S. Beltran

Case Number: 2:17-cr-00205-APG-GWF

Judge: Andrew P. Gordon

Court: United States District Court for the District of Nevada (Clark County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: Patrick Burns, Daniel D. Hollingsworth

Defendant's Attorney: Jeffrey Blaine Setness and William McMurrey for Camilo

Brett O. Whipple for Aurora S. Beltran


Las Vegas, NV - Former Medical Doctor And His Business Partner Sentenced To Nearly Three Years In Prison For $7.1 Million Medicare Health Care Fraud Scheme

A former medical doctor and his business partner were sentenced to 33 months in prison for their individual roles in a $7.1 million Medicare health care fraud scheme that occurred at three Las Vegas hospice and home healthcare agencies.

Camilo Q. Primero, 76, of San Dimas, California, and Aurora S. Beltran, 63, of Glendora, California, each pleaded guilty conspiracy to commit health care fraud and money laundering. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Andrew P. Gordon sentenced each defendant to three years of supervised release and ordered them to pay a criminal forfeiture money judgment of $2,492,627. The defendants agreed to make full restitution in the amount of $2,492,627 to the United States.

From about January 2012 to about July 2017, Primero, a former medical doctor and owner of Angel Eye Hospice, Vision Home Health Care, and Advent Hospice, all in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Beltran, Primero’s business partner, operated a scheme to fraudulently obtain $7.1 million from the Medicare program. They filed false enrollment documents with Medicare to enable Primero to operate hospice and home care agencies through nominees despite his prior exclusion from all federal health care programs. Furthermore, they submitted fraudulent hospice care claims for people who were not terminally ill and did not require hospice care.

Primero and Beltran were previously convicted in California state court for defrauding that state’s insurance system in relation to another business named Beltran House, a residential care facility for disabled adults.


18 U.S.C. 1349 - Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud
18:1957 and 18:2 - Money Laundering; Aiding and Abetting

Outcome: 04/17/2019 139 MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS of the Honorable Judge Andrew P. Gordon, as to Camilo Q. Primero on 4/17/2019. By Deputy Clerk: M. Johansen.
On 4/17/2019, the defendant was sentenced by Judge Andrew P. Gordon. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that the defendant shall pay Special Assessment in the amount of $200.00 immediately.
(no image attached) (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - MAJ) (Entered: 04/17/2019)
04/17/2019 141 Restitution List as to Camilo Q. Primero. (MR) (Entered: 04/17/2019)
04/17/2019 142 AMENDED PRELIMINARY ORDER OF FORFEITURE as to Camilo Q. Primero. Signed by Judge Andrew P. Gordon on 4/17/19. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - MR) (Entered: 04/17/2019)
04/17/2019 147 MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS - Sentencing and Disposition as to Camilo Q. Primero held on 4/17/2019 before Judge Andrew P. Gordon. Crtrm Administrator: Melissa Johansen; AUSA: Patrick Burns; Def Counsel: William McMurrey and Jeffrey Setness; USPO: Bridger Franzen; Court Reporter/Recorder: Heather Newman; Time of Hearing: 9:10 - a.m. - 10:10 a.m.; 10:53 a.m. - 10:54 a.m.; Courtroom: 6C; Defendant is present in custody. Objections to the PSR are addressed. Sentencing arguments are heard. Defendant addressed the Court. Sentence is imposed as to Counts 1 and 14 of the Criminal Indictment. All remaining Counts are dismissed. Copy of the conditions of release provided to the defendant. Defendant is advised of his right to file an appeal. Defense counsel's request for additional time to review the amended preliminary order of forfeiture and to designate a facility is granted. Defendant is remanded to custody. At 10:53 a.m., the Court went back on the record. Mr. Burns is present. Mr. Setness and Mr. McMurrey, state that they meet with Defendant Primero, to review the amended forfeiture order and approve of the filing. The Amended Preliminary Forfeiture Order is filed. (no image attached) (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - MAJ) Modified on 4/19/2019 (MAJ). (Entered: 04/19/2019)

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