Anselmo Alliegro y Milá (8 de diciembre, 1899 –15 de julio, 1961) . Fue un político cubano que ejerció como Presidente en funciones por un día (1 de enero- 2 de enero, 1959) después de que el general Fulgencio Batista saliera del país. Previamente fue Presidente del Senado Cubano en 1954 y 1959. También sostuvo el papel de Primer Ministro de Cuba en 1944. Otros cargos que desempeñó fueron alacalde de la ciudad de Baracoa, Representante en el Congreso…
My baby Natty & I (Taken with instagram)
In Cuba, a communist totalitarian regime, all businesses are entirely or partially owned by the government, and so are all employment opportunities. If you are not a good commie, you are out of work and your family starves. There is no better form of control.
We must not underestimate the Cuban Government. They are quite capable of thinking out of the box and globally. If there is no money in circulation to sustain a business across the street, they set it up in another country. This has now been occurring for many years and the profits can be traced from foreign banks to Havana. Every form of profitable legal and illegal businesses are operated by nomine owners manipulated at arm-length from Havana.
For years now, law enforcement and intelligence organization have suspected of economic warfare by Cuba on U.S. entitlement programs, were billions are lost to fraud. In the case of Medicare and Medicaid programs the media has speculated on Cuban involve. Many identified Cuban fugitives from U.S. justice are known to be in Cuba. The problem is that the situation is invariably investigated from law enforcement perspectives looking for evidence to prosecute under U.S. laws. However, if analyzed from purely old-fashion intelligence perspectives no evidence should be expected from a well-designed operation. No legal evidence is the hallmark of a successful intelligence operation.
While complex from law enforcement perspectives seeking evidence to prosecute, the situation is quite simply explained from an intelligence perspective. Whether Cuban Intelligence is directly involved or simply facilitating fraud at arm’s-length, Cuba will not offer safe haven to a fraudster were it not for a share of the ill-gotten money. If the fraudsters are not extradited, the Cuban Government is, without a doubt, complicit in much of the fraud occurring in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
To prevent fraud on our institutions and important ingredient is missing – codes of federal regulation clearly requiring disclosure and verification of where the funds are coming from to set up the business and where the profits are going. The true ownership and control of government regulated businesses should be transparent. This important element is not present in the Medicare program.
This is what is known by the public readers may draw their own conclusions:
· More than 150 now wanted for stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from the U.S. health care program
· Fugitives charged with health care fraud here has tripled since 2008
· During the past three years, the FBI has captured only 16 fugitives
· Most of the fugitives were born in Cuba, immigrated to South Florida after 1990
· Rumors have swirled for years that the Castro government has purposely trained and deployed immigrants to take over Medicare-licensed clinics in South Florida
· Legal experts and others who have witnessed South Florida’s ascendance as the nation’s Medicare fraud capital say the Cuban government’s involvement would not be that far-fetched
· It’s highly probable that the Cuban government shakes down Medicare fraud fugitives, but doubts its direct involvement in the health care scams.
· “Whether the Cuban government is involved or not (in Medicare fraud), the Cuban government wants the hard currency from the fugitives.”
· Sixty Minutes reported in 2009 that Medicare fraud was “A $60 Billion Crime”.
· As Medicare crime spreads across South Florida, accused scammers are escaping in droves to Cuba and other Latin American countries to avoid prosecution — with more than 150 fugitives now wanted for stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from the U.S. healthcare program, according to the FBI and court records.
· Eduardo Moreno, the Miami-Dade man who had collected $2 million from the government program and fled back to Cuba, became the poster boy for Medicare fraud fugitives.
Still, since 2008, the FBI has struggled to capture Medicare fraud fugitives, especially those who flee abroad. Of the 54 named fugitives, 26 are believed to be in Cuba and the rest in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and other Latin American countries.
Since 2006, the U.S. attorney’s office in Miami has prosecuted about 1,200 defendants on Medicare fraud charges, accounting for one-third of all such cases in the country.
Some established clinic operators recruit the Cuban migrants to pose as “straw owners” of their Medicare businesses to protect the real owners’ identities. Then, the migrants are sent back to the island with a pocket full of cash as part of the deal.
The Miami FBI’s toughest case involves the Benitez brothers — Jose, Luis and Carlos — who owned and operated a dozen HIV-therapy clinics in Miami-Dade. They allegedly filed $119 million in false claims.
Ana Sol Alliegro