Doctor, 79, convicted in $200m fraud scheme

2017-03-08 08:08


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Newark - An elderly doctor accused of accepting kickbacks as part of a $200m bribes-for-test referrals scheme run by a New Jersey blood testing lab has been convicted on all counts.

Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say jurors deliberated for just over four hours before finding 79-year-old Bernard Greenspan guilty of crimes including violating federal anti-kickback laws. The River Edge resident faces a lengthy prison term when he's sentenced on June 20.

Prosecutors say Greenspan accepted about $200 000 in bribes from employees and associates of Parsippany-based Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services from March 2006 to April 2013.

Prosecutors say Greenspan's referrals alone generated more than $3m in revenue for the company.

Greenspan's attorney told jurors that the payments were legitimate and that Greenspan did nothing illegal.

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