Lawrence Duran and Marianella Valera loved spending taxpayers' money.
So much so, that the $84 million Medicare paid their Miami-based chain of mental health clinics for bogus therapy is practically gone, authorities say.
"As of right now, we can only locate $150,000'' in the couple's bank accounts, Justice Department attorney Jennifer Saulino said in Miami federal court Thursday.
So, where did all the money go?
It was spent on hefty salaries, foreign cars, fancy jewelry, international travel, a bayfront condo, even tuition for Duran's children at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School and Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory, court records show.
Prosecutors said the defendants, charged with bilking the taxpayer-funded Medicare program, have 'dissipated" $77 million in government payments.
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Medicare Money Paid for Posh Life