Earlier this year, two Paramus residents who own a medical facility in Clifton NJ pleaded guilty to bribery charges. Now a Roselle chiropractor is the later person to plead guilty to health care fraud as NJ authorities crack down on fraud in the health care industry.
The two Clifton NJ suspects had been accused of paying bribes to doctors who would then direct patients to their MRI facility in Clifton, New Jersey. The suspects allegedly paid almost $1 million in bribes.
The Roselle NJ doctor, a 50-year-old man, was accused of accepting bribes in exchange for sending his patients to particular radiology centers in New Jersey.
The crackdown on health care fraud comes from the NJ Attorney General’s Office Commercial Bribery Task Force, which has been charged with investigating this sort of criminal activity and pursuing leads.
After the recent guilty pleas were announced, a prosecutor with the commercial bribery task force said that the law enforcement agency will continue targeting medical professionals who are “involved in a criminal conspiracy that is spreading like a stain across the state’s healthcare industry.”
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “N.J. Chiropractor Arrested in Massive Bribery Scheme.”