MEDICAL MARKETER SENTENCED TO 5 YEARS PROBATION IN HEALTH CARE FRAUD SCHEME
Jonathan Lasko, a resident of Hollywood, Florida, pleaded guilty in the Circuit Court of
the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit for Palm Beach County on June 15, 2021, to charges related
to a health care fraud scheme. Lasko, who owned addiction treatment facilities in
Florida and California, engaged in a scheme where he paid kickbacks to marketers, also
known as “patient brokers,” for the referral of patients to his facilities. Lasko pleaded
guilty to First Degree Felony Organized Scheme to Defraud and was sentenced to five
years of probation. He admitted to defrauding insurance companies, including
Amtrak’s insurance administrator, Aetna, in an aggregate amount exceeding $50,000.
Criminal judicial proceedings for other defendants in this case are pending.