A federal grand jury has charged a 75-year-old Florida man with mail fraud and money laundering.
According to the indictment, from June to December 2022, Alan Paul Brooks, 75, of Aventura, used a scheme to steal funds payable to a health system in Louisiana.
According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), Brooks caused a change of mail address to be filed for a U.S. post office box that received checks for the Louisiana health system.
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The address change diverted checks mailed to the post office box to the defendant’s home in Aventura.
Brooks is also alleged to have created fictitious operating names for a Florida shell company he controlled.
These fictitious operating names matched those of the Louisiana health system’s regional medical centers.
Brooks also opened bank accounts in Aventura using the fictitious operating names and deposited over $3 million in checks that were payable to the actual regional medical centers, according to the charges.
After depositing the checks, Brooks moved the funds to other accounts that he controlled.
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FDIC-OIG, USSS Miami, USPIS Miami, and Aventura Police Department investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael N. Berger is prosecuting it. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marx Calderon is handling asset forfeiture.
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