SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police have made an arrest after multiple law enforcement agencies raided what they called an illegal assisted living facility in Southwest Miami-Dade.
Miami-Dade Police on Wednesday night confirmed the arrest of 65-year-old Otto Egea stemming from their ongoing investigation and the execution of a search warrant at his home, located on Southwest 122nd Avenue, earlier in the day.
Egea is facing a list of charges, including operating an assisted living facility without a license.
On Thursday, he appeared in court.
“Sir, you were arrested for two cases. One of them is operating an assisted living facility without a license and second case is driving as a habitual traffic offender,” said Judge Mindy S. Glazer.
During his court appearance, Glazer gave Egea a $5,000 bond.
Investigators said the property was being operated as an unlicensed assisted living facility, with 30 people living inside.
Moreover, police said, employees were working there without a medical license.
7News cameras captured crews placing several patients in ambulances. They were taken away to be checked out medically.
This was not the first time Egea has been in trouble with the law. Back in 2015, he was charged by the FBI for conspiracy to defraud the government by accepting healthcare kickbacks and scamming medicare.
He was put in federal prison for three years.
As for the living facility in Southwest Miami-Dade, police said anyone not determined to be vulnerable is able to stay the facility until they find better living conditions.
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