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Brooklyn physician convicted of defrauding Medicare

Compliance Monitor, June 20, 2012

A jury in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn convicted Boris Sachakov, MD, 43, of one count of healthcare fraud and five counts of healthcare false statements, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced June 15.

Sachakov, owner and operator of Colon and Rectal Care of New York P.C., fraudulently billed Medicare and private insurance companies for surgeries and other medical services he did not perform between January 2008 and January 2010.
 
Sachakov’s clinic submitted more than $22.6 million in false and fraudulent claims to Medicare and private insurance companies, and received more than $9 million for those claims, according to the DOJ.
 
Sachakov faces a maximum penalty of 35 years in prison and an $18 million fine.  

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