A.G. Schneiderman Announces 5-Month Jail Sentence For Unlicensed Dentist Following "Operation Toothache"
NEW YORK - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that Alexander Hollander, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced in Kings County Supreme Court to five months in jail and an additional five years of probation, and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine, after being found guilty by a jury for Unauthorized Practice of a Profession (Dentistry), a Class E Felony. Through an undercover investigation-coined "Operation Toothache"-that ultimately led to the defendant's conviction, the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) discovered that, despite losing his license to practice dentistry following an earlier conviction for fraud, Hollander continued to practice dentistry in Brooklyn. Hollander lost his license to practice dentistry in June 2000, following his conviction for Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, Perjury in the First Degree, and other felonies involving Medicaid fraud. As part of the prior case, which was also handled by MFCU, Hollander was ordered to repay the State Medicaid program $320,000 dollars - $140,000 of which he still owes the State.
- Date:August 15, 2017
- Agency:New York Attorney General
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