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Morris County, N.J., Doctor Admits Taking Cash Kickbacks for Patient Referrals

Newark, N.J. - A Morris County, N.J., doctor practicing internal medicine admitted today to taking cash kickbacks for making referrals to a diagnostic testing lab in Orange, N.J., U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Mahesh Patel, 64, of Florham Park, N.J., a board-certified physician, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi in Newark to an information charging him with soliciting and receiving more than $6,000 in illegal cash kickbacks for patient referrals in violation of the federal health care anti-kickback statute.


Action Details

  • Date:December 17, 2013
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions