BY JAY WEAVER
Actor and entrepreneur Roberto F. Marrero comes from a family of thespians in Cuba, according to his résumé. It says he has had roles in soap operas and lists bit parts in television shows, including Miami Vice, America’s Most Wanted and Unsolved Mysteries.
He also launched a local cable TV station featuring programs about Cuban culture. It operated from a studio he built in the Allapattah area.
In 2007, Marrero added to his portfolio and struck gold as a Medicare-licensed healthcare provider in Miami, authorities say. As he raked in millions of dollars from the federal program — the proceeds of massive Medicare fraud, prosecutors say — Marrero could be seen tooling around in his new toys: a couple of Lamborghinis, a Ferrari and a Bentley.
Tuesday, Marrero was arrested along with his wife, Sandra Fernandez Viera. Both stand accused of submitting $20 million in bogus bills to the taxpayer-funded Medicare program for purported home healthcare services for diabetic patients.
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