A.G. Schneiderman Announces Sentencing Of Buffalo Man Who Collected Over $100,000 Operating As An Unlicensed Optometrist In Rochester
ROCHESTER - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the sentencing of Shamil Tadros, 45 years old, of Tonawanda, New York, on charges related to fraudulently operating as an optometrist and providing ophthalmic dispensing services without a license for either profession. Tadros, who attended optometry school but has not passed the state exams required to obtain licensure, runs Pittsford Optical in Pittsford, New York. Tadros was sentenced by Acting County Court Judge Melchor Castro in Monroe County Court to a 3 year conditional discharge with the following conditions: to pay back $116,821 in criminal restitution, to complete 150 hours of community service, and to consent to random practice checks of his optical shop. Tadros pled guilty on January 16, 2014 where he admitted to engaging in a fraudulent scheme that occurred from on or about January 1, 2000 to May 31, 2013, where he billed Medicaid and other payers for ophthalmology services. As a result of his criminal conduct, Tadros illegally obtained $116,821 from the State of New York and several other health insurers. Tadros has paid the full $116,821 in restitution and completed the required 150 hours of community service prior to sentencing.
- Date:June 23, 2014
- Agency:New York Attorney General
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