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Texas hospice CEO sentenced for $150M health care fraud and money laundering scheme

U.S. Attorney’s Office – Southern District of Texas, February 3, 2021

McALLEN, Texas – A 50-year-old executive is headed to prison for falsely telling patients they had mere months to live and increasing revenue by enrolling them in hospice programs for which they were not qualified nor needed.

A federal jury in Brownsville convicted Henry McInnis, 50, Harlingen, in November 2019 of one count each of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, obstruction of justice as well as six counts of health care fraud.

Today, U.S. District Judge Rolanda Olvera ordered him to serve a total of 15 years in federal prison.

McInnis’s co-conspirator and owner of the hospice and home health entities, Rodney Mesquias, 50, San Antonio, was also convicted following the November 2019 trial. He was later sentenced to 240 months imprisonment. Two others have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.

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