|Charges||Health care fraud|
|Amount of Arrears||$126,000|
On November 14, 2011, Saqib Ali was sentenced in Federal court to 21 months in prison for defrauding the Medicare program of approximately $126,000.
Ali was the owner of Medtechnology Inc, a purported clinical laboratory operating in Rutherford, New Jersey. From July to November 1997, Ali caused the submission of approximately $200,000 in false claims to be submitted to Medicare for services that were not performed.
Ali fled the United States for Pakistan after his arrest in 1998, and he remained a fugitive for over a decade.
In March 2011, Ali contacted U.S. officials in Pakistan and voluntarily agreed to return to the United States. He was taken into custody on May 30 and pleaded guilty on July 19 to 10 counts of an indictment that charged him with Health Care Fraud.
- Health Care Fraud