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New Jersey Doctor Sentenced To 21 Months in Prison for Taking Cash Kickbacks for Patient Referrals

NEWARK, N.J. - A doctor who was convicted at trial of receiving cash kickbacks for diagnostic testing referrals was sentenced today to 21 months in prison, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced today. Maryam Jafari, 43, was convicted Feb. 4, 2014, of all three counts of a superseding indictment charging her with conspiracy and two counts of violating the federal health care anti-kickback statute after a three-week trial before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi, who imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court. Jafari was a doctor licensed in New Jersey to practice internal medicine and operated an office in Newark. From 2010 through December 2011, Jafari solicited and received cash kickbacks from Orange Community MRI LLC in exchange for MRIs and CAT scans she referred to the diagnostic testing facility.


Action Details

  • Date:June 12, 2014
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions