Federal Agents Raid Florida Medical Supply Firm
The action is part of a Medicare fraud probe into a company led by Daniel Porush, who was the basis for the lead character in the Hollywood film, "The Wolf of Wall Street."
The Wall Street Journal:
Federal Agents Raid Florida Medical-Equipment Supplier
Federal agents on Wednesday raided the offices of a Boca Raton, Fla., medical-equipment supplier with an executive who was the inspiration for a “Wolf of Wall Street” character. Daniel Porush, an executive at Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies Inc., was a former associate of Jordan Belfort, the stockbroker whose boiler-room tactics ultimately landed both men prison sentences. The 2013 film, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” was based on their exploits and starred Jonah Hill as the character inspired by Mr. Porush. (Weaver, Stewart and Carreyrou, 1/14)
The Associated Press:
FBI Raids Medical Supply Firm With Wall St. ‘Wolf’ Tie
FBI agents and other investigators spent hours Wednesday apparently collecting evidence at a South Florida medical supply firm with links to “The Wolf of Wall Street” film amid accusations of Medicare fraud. FBI spokesman Jim Marshall confirmed that the bureau was “conducting law enforcement activity” at the offices of Med-Care Diabetic and Medical Supply Inc. in Boca Raton. News media photos and video showed agents from the FBI and other agencies carting out boxes of files and other materials from the office. (1/14)