A Boonton Township man who has been accused of perpetrating a Medicaid fraud scheme was denied in his attempt to lower his bail.
The 45-year-old suspect was arrested in June and charged with paying doctors to send patients to his medical facilities throughout northern and central New Jersey for unnecessary tests. Also arrested in June were 12 associates of the suspect.
According to prosecutors, the fraud occurred over a period of five years. All told, the Medicaid fraud scheme allegedly resulted in $8 million in fraudulent claims.
While awaiting trial, the suspect appeared in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown to argue that his $1 million bail should be lowered to $100,000.
The judge in the case also rejected the state deputy attorney general’s request to have the suspect’s bail increased.
As a result of the scope of the alleged fraud, the suspect faces first degree racketeering charges in the case. If the suspect is convicted, he could be sentenced to up to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison. Additionally, the suspect will likely face deportation charges upon his release.
Medicaid Fraud Charges in Boonton Township NJ
For more information, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Bail Kept at $1 Million for Alleged Ringleader in Medicaid Fraud Scheme.”