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.
- Date:May 16, 2014
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions