After pleading guilty, Maria DeJesus Licea Rosales, 42, and Olga Lilia Toscano, 41, were both sentenced to eight years in state prison for their roles in a medical-fraud scheme that involved conspiracy, capping—or patient recruiting, insurance fraud, grand theft, filing fraudulent tax returns and sentencing enhancements for white-collar crime and loss of more than $2.5 million.
The Orange County District Attorney’s Office reports that of the 19 defendants charged in the case, 13 were indicted by a criminal grand jury on June 13, 2008. The fraud recruited 2,841 healthy people from across the United States to receive unnecessary surgeries in exchange for money or low-cost cosmetic surgery.
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