A French-inspired mansion in Southwest Ranches formerly owned by movie star Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson could be seized by the federal government as its current owner, Serge Francois, faces extensive fraud charges, per the Miami Herald.
The owner of Atlantic Pharmacy has been held in a tiny jail cell in downtown Miami since his arrest in early November on charges of conspiring to fleece $37 million from the TRICARE health insurance program for military personnel as well as another federal coverage network for government employees.
The government programs paid more than $31 million to Atlantic after the Pompano Beach-based pharmacy submitted fraudulent claims for compounded medications that were not necessary and not properly prescribed between 2010 and 2015, according to an indictment. The alleged scheme is similar to the Medicare rackets that have plagued South Florida for more than a decade.
Francois pleaded not guilty.
You can tour the Rock’s former pad, which was owned by former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Vernon Carey, here.