January 31, 2014
Queens, N.Y., Doctor Sentenced for His Role in $15 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
A Queens, N.Y., medical doctor was sentenced today to serve 12 months and a day in prison for his role in a scheme that fraudulently billed Medicare more than $15 million for, among other things, physical therapy and lesion removal services that were medically unnecessary and never provided. Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Loretta E. Lynch of the Eastern District of New York, Assistant Director in Charge George Venizelos of the FBI’s New York Field Office, and Special Agent in Charge Thomas O’Donnell of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) made the announcement.
January 28, 2014
Patient Recruiter Pleads Guilty in Connection With $13 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme
Pavel Zborovskiy, 57, of Brooklyn, N.Y., pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to pay and receive illegal health care kickbacks in connection with a $13 million health care fraud and money laundering scheme. Zborovskiy pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Nina Gershon of the Eastern District of New York and is the sixth defendant to plead guilty in connection with the scheme. At sentencing on May 28, 2014, Zborovskiy faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a fine of more than $2.5 million.