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Attorney General James Announces Twelve Convictions In Multi-Million Dollar Medicaid Medical Mill Case

NEW YORK -- Attorney General Letitia James today announced the convictions of Tea Kaganovich, 47, and Ramazi Mitaishvili, 58, both from Brooklyn, and Bernard Bentley, M.D., 61, of East Hampton, for their roles in fraudulently billing Medicaid for more than $8 million for fraudulent diagnostic testing services. Kaganovich and Mitaishvili were both convicted on charges of Grand Larceny in the First Degree; and Bentley, M.D., convicted on charges of Grand Larceny in the First and Third Degrees. Sophisticated Imaging, Inc., and East Coast Diagnostic, Inc., corporations owned by Kaganovich; East West Management, Inc., a corporation owned by Mitaishvili; and Bentley Medical PLLC, a company owned by Bentley, also each pled guilty to Grand Larceny in the First Degree.


Action Details

  • Date:May 10, 2019
  • Agency:New York Attorney General
  • Enforcement Types:
    • State Enforcement Agencies