Partners associated with weird dealings?
LABELLE, FL. -- A new corporation has leased the old Belmont Woods Medical Center in LaBelle, now named HealthFlorida Medical Centers, LLC. Featuring large news advertisement the last few weeks, the company claims to have full service medical practice for area residents in the landmark building on South Main Street. The neat professional office building, owned by L.J. and Geraldine Nobles has been mostly empty on and off for years with a variety of medical services sometimes available.
The Florida Secretary of State's office shows that in addition to the HealthFlorida company which filed new corporate organizing papers with the state this year, the address also houses also new corporate company names Therapedix LLC, HealthFlorida Systems LLC, HealthFlorida Medical Management LLC, and HealthFlorida Diagnotic Center LLC.
All of these limited liability corporations are set up soley by Margarita M. Grishkoff and in some cases along with Christina Pertierra (aka Cristina) who shows also a Ft. Myers address. Pertierra has been associated with forming numerous failed medical companies and investment schemes in the Miami area since the 1990s and has at least one new company registered there this year.
Another partner in HealthFlorida Medical Management is Jorge Recarey of pricey Key Biscayne in Miami who also has had dozens of medical and investment companies go in and out of business since the 1980s in the Cuban neighborhoods of the Miami area. According to a website at http://www.iraqtimeline.com/1986.html, Recarey reportedly is a brother of Miguel Recarey who committed the largest Medicare fraud in history with his International Medical Centers, Inc. in Miami. The company was put out of business in 1987 by the courts after the gigantic medical fraud was discovered.
It was alleged by Miguel Recarey's associates that the medical company was financed by the Miami mafia don Santo Trafficante. Miguel was indicted for illegal wiretapping and bribery and left the country for safe haven in Madrid, the same day he received an "expedited" $2.2 million income tax refund from the IRS. Jorge Recarey, according to the article was reportedly a CIA asset, and the brother's medical company was largely staffed by CIA veterans and "shady members of the Cuban-American community."
In a complicated business arrangement, the medical company's offices were associated with now Governor Jeb Bush when he had real estate businesses in Miami. Bush was reportedly paid $75,000 to lobby with Health & Human Services head Margaret Heckler to obtain a special Medicare waiver for International Medical Centers.
Meanwhile, LaBelle's new medical center partner Margarita Grishkoff has a lengthy history of presumably failed business enterprises over the last decade, including various property management companies, a finance company, medical consulting companies, and a law firm, all operating out of the Miami area. For a few years she had a law office next to the Dade Count Courthouse with the firm of Grishkoff, Goldberg, and Druks but the firm was dissolved by the Secretary of State's office for failing to file an annual report. Grishkoff is listed on a website (www.clr.org/fl.html ) as having reportedly commited attorney misconduct while she worked as a lawyer in South Florida. The Florida Bar says she is no longer listed as a member of the bar in Florida and is not now allowed to practice law.
The company's medical director is Dr. Jose J. Villar, M.D. who got his medical degree at the Superior Instutute of Sciences in 1977 in Cuba. He obtained a masters of public administration in healthcare and policy degree there, and obtained his U.S. license to practice medicine in 2000. He is currently registered with the state as having an office in South Miami near the South Miami Hospital. The state of Florida Department of Health says he carries no malpractice insurance and is required to either post a sign or give notice to his patients of not being covered by insurance.
Update: The companies in LaBelle founded in January 2005 went out of business in September 2006 according to the Florida Secretary of State office. The Florida Department of Revenue filed tax liens against Health Florida Systems LLC for failure to pay taxes as due for 2005 and 2006. It also was co-owned by Pertierra and Grishkoff and went out of business in September 2006.
Numerous other medical companies were set up in Miami after 2006 by "Cristina" Pertierra and went out of business after about a year.
"Christina" Pertierra set up a new medical business in Miami in June 2011 called Accountable Care Medical Group of Florida, Inc. with John Ward and Evaldo Dupuy which is still in business.