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New Jersey Chiropractor Gets 6 Years For Insurance Scam

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TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New Jersey chiropractor was sentenced to six years in prison Monday, for his part in a scheme to recruit accident victims as patients and send fraudulent bills to insurance companies.

Under the sentence imposed Monday, Scott Greenberg of Franklin Township must also pay more than $650,000 in fines.

New Jersey State Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said Greenberg, 53, admitted obtaining more than $650,000 in fraudulent insurance reimbursements.

He also illegally paid “runners” a fee for every accident patient they recruited to his chiropractic centers in central and northern New Jersey.

Greenberg pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy, theft and criminal running activity. He also pleaded guilty to a drug charge for growing marijuana plants.

Greenberg was one of seven defendants charged in connection with the scheme.

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