Medicare Fraud Pays for Cuban Spy Activities Against US
Frightening Question Arises: Is U.S. Still Sovereign in South Florida?
The Communist Cuban dictatorship is draining hundreds of millions of dollars from America’s already financially strapped Medicare program and using the money to finance its military and espionage services, according to one counterintelligence expert specializing in Cuban affairs.
In an exclusive interview with International News Analysis Today, Christopher Simmons not only ties in the Cuban dictatorship with the rampant Medicare fraud, but draws a stunning conclusion about the erosion of American sovereignty in south Florida.
Simmons is a retired Counterintelligence Special Agent with 28 years service in the Army, Army Reserve, and the Defense Intelligence Agency with a specialty in Cuban intelligence affairs. Simmons was part of the team that identified, arrested, and convicted former Defense Intelligence Agency senior analyst, Ana Belen Montes, Cuba’s highest-ranking spy captured to date. Simmons has appeared on radio and television, and has given testimony before committees of Congress.
Cuban Government As Criminal Enterprise
Medicare fraud usually involves money billed for treatment or services never rendered. Most Medicare fraud in the U.S. occurs in southern Florida, and the majority of the fraud perpetrators flee to Cuba. Law enforcement officials publically state, however, that there is no proof of a connection between Medicare fraud and Cuba.
Simmons pointedly disagrees and does see a clear connection.
“There is a huge difference between proof and evidence,” observed Simmons.
“The Cuban government has been a criminal enterprise for 50 years, and has never been reluctant to engage in crime to make money,” Simmons declared. Havana has a 50 year history of involvement in breaking international law, from drug trafficking to selling U.S. secrets, Simmons said. He reasons that expansion into a relatively simple scheme as Medicare fraud would be easy for the Communist state.
The Communist Cuban government’s wide experience in breaking U.S. and international laws provides “proof of capability and intent” and a “pattern of behavior,” Simmons asserted.
In seven out of ten cases, he said, the perpetrators are Cuban-born individuals who have come to the United States since the 1990s and who flee back to Cuba when law enforcement uncover their fraudulent activities. In Cuba, they enjoy every available comfort in return for funneling millions of dollars to the Cuban government.
A report issued by the University of Miami cites statements by a former high-level Cuban intelligence officer indicating that the Cuban government is either directing or assisting the perpetrators to obtain much needed hard currency.
Continue reading the report HERE.