Psych Crime Reporter

June 25, 2013

San Diego psychologist Roberto Velasquez sentenced to 21 months prison

Filed under: Uncategorized — Psych Crime Reporter @ 12:49 pm

On May 29, 2013, San Diego, California psychologist Roberto Velasquez was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $1.5 million for health care fraud.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Velasquez took kickbacks from patients to certify them as disabled. Velasquez admitted he submitted fraudulent reports to the Social Security Administration, falsely certifying that certain patients were eligible for disability benefits when he knew they were not. He also admitted falsifying certain forms used by the Department of Homeland Security during the naturalization process, allowing certain immigrants to avoid taking the English language and Civics portions of their citizenship exams.

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2 Comments »

  1. how could anyone want to sentence such an amazing professor. Why not persecute the horrible health care system, the horrible immigration system, and social security system in america? You want to feel esteem sucking money out of a person who not only helped but educated many. How can one claim this a justice. The lawyer is a completel mumpet. Wake up america, the criminal is not the man sentenced!

    Comment by phobo — November 18, 2013 @ 1:24 pm | Reply

    • What is a “mumpet?”

      Comment by Psych Crime Reporter — November 21, 2013 @ 2:02 pm | Reply


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