Ex-NHL player arrested in Boca Raton for allegedly defrauding Medicaid

Four Palm Beach County residents, including a former National Hockey League player, were among several South Florida residents arrested Tuesday on charges of defrauding Medicaid of millions of dollars, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report.

Sergei Berezin, who played for five NHL teams from 1996 to 2003; his wife, Lyudmila Ustakova; and Maryna Makhnyeva, all of Boca Raton, and Alexey Mesiatsev of Wellington were in the Palm Beach County Jail on Wednesday.

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