In August 2012, the owner of Ronat Home Health Care Inc., a Miami home health staffing agency, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the government in connection with a $60 million false billing scheme. The owner, Rodolfo Nieto, Jr., allegedly accepted kickbacks from Nany Home Health Inc., a Miami-based home health agency, in return for recruiting Medicare beneficiaries for Nany. In December 2011, three operators of Nany pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge for participation in a scheme whereby patient files were allegedly falsified to make it appear as though the beneficiaries qualified for home health services when they did not in fact qualify. Nany also allegedly paid bribes and kickbacks to patient recruiters and staffing agencies, such as Ronat, to recruit Medicare patients and provide certifications for medically unnecessary home health services. Of the $60 million in allegedly false claims submitted to Medicare, approximately $40 million were paid. The three operators were sentenced in April 2012. They received multiyear prison terms and were ordered to pay $40 million in restitution, jointly and severally with other codefendants. Nieto was sentenced on October 23 to 37 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and $1.1 million in restitution.