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Morris County, N.J., Doctor Sentenced to Prison, Fined for Taking Cash Kickbacks for Patient Referrals

NEWARK, N.J. - A doctor practicing internal medicine in Orange, N.J., was sentenced today to five months in prison and five months of home confinement for taking cash kickbacks for making referrals to a diagnostic testing lab in Orange, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Mahesh Patel, 64, of Florham Park, N.J., a board-certified physician, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi in Newark federal court 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:May 16, 2014
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions