Published: Dec 24, 2013 5:28 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) - Two South Florida women have been sentenced to 10 years each in prison for their roles in a $4.1 million Medicare fraud scheme.
    
The sentences were imposed Tuesday on 39-year-old Yiral Cardona and 42-year-old Susan Chi, both of Miami. They were convicted in October of conspiracy and illegally paying health care kickbacks from their Vista Home Health Services.
    
Court documents say the women illegally paid patient recruiters at least $141,000 to provide patients. Those patients were then used to bill Medicare for services that weren't necessary or were not provided.
    
Medicare paid some $4.1 million to the clinic between May 2009 and April 2012.
    
Cardona and Chi were also ordered to pay $733,000 in restitution.

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