Benton (Ben) Curtis focuses his practice on white-collar criminal and civil matters, particularly in the healthcare industry. He also practices in complex civil litigation, government investigations and compliance counseling. A former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of Florida, he has tried more than 25 federal jury trials and counsels clients on fraud and abuse, Anti-Kickback and Stark issues. Ben also investigates securities fraud matters, principally high-yield investment and insider trading schemes, and alleged violations of the Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA) in the gaming and entertainment industries.
As assistant chief in the Criminal Fraud Section of the US Department of Justice (DOJ), Ben has experience supervising investigations, prosecutions and resolutions in multiple federal districts. He oversaw numerous corporate matters in other federal districts, investigating alleged schemes connected to the durable medical equipment, medical device and skilled nursing facility industries.
Prosecuted the first-ever Medicare Part C fraud cases in the US after a host of national insurance companies were victimized by HIV infusion medication schemes in the Miami area*
Prosecuted a group of conspirators who were illegally accessing/obtaining patient information from a major healthcare provider in Miami and brokering the information to local personal injury attorneys and clinics*
Represented a global medical device company in obtaining a temporary restraining order and preliminary and permanent injunctions against former employees who attempted to sell misbranded and adulterated devices*
Represented a major physician group in civil investigation by the DOJ and the US Department of Health and Human Services into alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law*
Represented a former healthcare executive in connection with a criminal investigation by the DOJ into alleged violations of the Federal Anti-Kickback and Health Care Fraud Statutes*
Represented a prominent, public healthcare district and provided regulatory advice as needed*
Represented a former South American minister in connection with US Department of Justice (DOJ) FCPA and money laundering investigation*
Represented the former CFO of a government contractor in connection with criminal investigation by SIGAR and the DOJ*
Represented a Caribbean state-owned entity in civil lawsuit against a former procurement officer and numerous vendors (domestic and foreign), alleging elaborate kickback and bid-rigging scheme*
Represented a joint venture in metals recycling industry in a civil lawsuit against a former employee and competitors, alleging kickback and theft scheme between numerous former employees and competitors*
Represented co-principles of compounding pharmacy in connection with parallel civil and criminal investigation being conducted by the DOJ and FBI*
Represented the president of South American football association in connection with the US DOJ’s corruption investigation of FIFA*
Represented a Major League Baseball player in connection with obstruction and perjury allegations*
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