November 20, 2013
Prominent Tri-State Cardiologist Sentenced To 78 Months in Prison for Record, $19 Million Billing Fraud Scheme, Exposing Patients to Unnecessary Medical Treatment
NEWARK, N.J. - A well-known cardiologist and the founder, CEO and sole owner of two large medical services companies in New Jersey and New York was sentenced today to 78 months in prison and ordered to pay $19 million in restitution for conspiring in a multimillion-dollar health care fraud scheme that subjected thousands of patients to unnecessary tests and potentially life-threatening, unneeded treatment, as well as treatment by unlicensed or untrained personnel.
October 24, 2013
Internist Sentenced To Six Months in Prison, Plus Home Confinement, For Taking Cash Kickbacks for Patient Referrals
A Somerset County doctor practicing internal medicine at Newark Community Health Center, where she was formerly the clinical director, was sentenced today to six months in prison and five months of home confinement for receiving cash kickbacks for diagnostic testing referrals of her patients, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
July 18, 2013
South Jersey Doctor Sentenced To Two Years in Prison for Fraud Scheme Involving Home Health Care for Elderly Patients
A doctor who was the owner and founder of Visiting Physicians of South Jersey (VPA) - a Hammonton, N.J., provider of home-based physician services for seniors - was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for charging lengthy visits to elderly patients that they did not receive, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
July 17, 2013
Three Doctors Admit Accepting Bribes for Test Referrals to New Jersey Clinical Laboratory
Three New Jersey doctors admitted today they accepted tens of thousands of dollars in bribes from Parsippany, N.J.-based Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS) as part of a long-running scheme operated by the lab, its president, and numerous associates, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
July 11, 2013
Cardiologist sentenced to prison for taking cash kickbacks for patient referrals
An Edison, N.J., cardiologist was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for referring patients for diagnostic testing in exchange for cash kickbacks as part of a cash-for-patients scheme with a diagnostic facility in Orange, N.J., U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
April 10, 2013
Prominent Tri-State Cardiologist Admits Record $19 Million Billing Fraud Scheme
Jose Katz plead guilty to fraud that subjected thousands of patients to unnecessary tests and treatment by unlicensed or untrained personnel.
February 14, 2013
Cardiologist admits taking cash kickbacks for Medicare or Medicaid patient referrals
Shashi Agarwal is the 10th person to plead guilty in a scheme to pay cash to health care providers who referred patients to Orange Community MRI, LLC (Orange MRI).
February 13, 2013
Doctor sentenced to five months in prison for taking cash kickbacks for medicare and medicaid patient referrals
Dov Rand and others were recorded taking envelopes of cash in exchange for their patient referrals to Orange Community MRI, LLC (Orange MRI).
January 31, 2013
health care practitioner sentenced for accepting cash kickbacks for patient referrals
Daisy Deguzman was found guilty with accepting cash kickback payments from Orange Community MRI (“Orange MRI”) in exchange for her referral of Medicare and Medicaid patients.
January 24, 2013
Major new jersey hospital pays $12.5 million to resolve kickback allegations
The Cooper Health System has agreed to pay $12.6 million to settle allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act and New Jersey False Claims Act.
January 4, 2013
Medical Assistant Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Bill Medicare for Unlicensed Physician’s Services
Mario Roncal treated patients even though he was not licensed to practice medicine in the United States.