Delray Beach doctor facing 20 years in prison for health care fraud

Michael Ligotti is accused of billing insurance companies more than $750 million
Posted at 1:39 PM, Oct 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-07 17:46:40-04

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — A Delray Beach doctor faces up to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to health fraud charges.  

Prosecutors accused Dr. Michael Ligotti of forcing people addicted to drugs and alcohol to take bogus and unnecessary tests, and billed insurance companies more than $750 million.  

Court papers show Ligotti took more than $120 million for himself.  

Ligotti is scheduled to be sentenced in December.