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Thursday, 21 November 2013

Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it! New York, NJ cardiologist to be sentenced for record $19M fraud

This is just a cartoon of what a cardiologist looks like


Fox News- A cardiologist, with offices in New York City and New Jersey, faces up to 10 years in prison, for taking part in a scheme that subjected thousands of patients to unnecessary tests and treatment and resulted in $19 million in bogus bills.
Federal prosecutors say Jose Katz of Closter, N.J., is scheduled to appear Wednesday in federal court in Newark on Wednesday- which is today here in the UK.
The 69-year-old physician pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy to commit health care fraud and an unrelated count of Social Security fraud for giving his wife a longtime no-show job, making her eligible for Social Security.
Authorities have said it appears to be the largest case of health care fraud ever committed by a practitioner in either state.
Besides incarceration, Katz will also have to pay compensation.

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