The federal government has filed a lawsuit against New York City, alleging that the city ripped off Medicaid for millions of dollars by submitting tens of thousands of false claims.
The New York State Attorney General’s office reported Wednesday that recovered more than $335 million generated by Medicaid abuse last year.
Brooklyn District Attorney Joe Hynes said the largest individual theft is charged against 58-year-old Mohammed Irshad Chaudhry.
Attorney General Paula Dow announced the guilty pleas Friday, one day after The Center for Lymphatic Disorders, based in Egg Harbor Township, and 54-year-old Farah Iranipour Houtan appeared in state Superior Court in Atlantic County.
Ajit Jayaram, a licensed physician with a practice in Jersey City, faces three counts of first-degree attempted murder and three counts of first-degree conspiracy to commit murder.
According to Attorney General Schneiderman, the Young Adult Institute, the state’s largest provider of residential services, for a decade inflated expenses reported for reimbursement.
The feds said New York City routinely reauthorized 24-hour continuous personal care services for applicants without obtaining the required local medical evaluation.
A Harlem doctor once known for her work with drug addicts was accused on Thursday of writing phony prescriptions for about 11,000 painkiller pills.