When they wear lab coats and stethoscopes, they don’t quite look like criminals, do they?
Federal prosecutors in New Jersey announced this week that two more doctors have been ordered to prison for their roles in a wide-spread, medical laboratory tests bribery scam.
Doctor Gary Leeds, age 61, a resident of Greenwich Connecticut, and Doctor Richard Goldberg, age 65 of Weston, were both given 20-month terms in federal prison. After their release from prison, both men will be supervised and must pay $100,000 fines.
Investigators revealed that Leeds and Goldberg referred nearly $2,000,000 in illegal blood test transactions from the business they operated, the Family Medical Group of Manhattan, to Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services in Parsippany New jersey.
26 other doctors involved in the long-running scheme have also been found guilty, in this medical fraud scam that brought in $100,000,000 from insurance companies and the federal Medicare program.
Here’s another view of the case:
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