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Board-Certified New Jersey Pediatrician and Internist Sentenced To 20 Months in Prison for Taking Kickbacks

NEWARK, N.J. - A board-certified pediatrician and internist from Morris County, N.J., was sentenced today to 20 months in prison for soliciting and taking cash and rental payments as kickbacks for his patients' diagnostic testing referrals, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Chikezie Onyenso, 55, of Randolph, N.J., was convicted on Oct. 15, 2013, after a three-week trial before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi, of conspiracy to solicit and receive kickbacks from a diagnostic testing facility called Orange Community MRI LLC (Orange MRI), and of soliciting and taking such kickbacks from Orange MRI. Judge Cecchi imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.


Action Details

  • Date:June 5, 2014
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions