After 6 Week Trial, New York Doctor And Physical Therapist Found Guilty Of Health Care Fraud, Conspiracy to Make False Statements Relating to Health Care Programs Medicare And Medicaid and Other Counts With Allegations of Sham Owner, Falsified Medical Records, Kickbacks.

A recent health care fraud case involved the alleged unlicensed practice of medicine and a  physician allegedly posing as the owner of medical clinics in order to satisfy New York  law that medical clinics be owned and operated by a medical professional. When that occurs the loss amounts can be large since the entire clinic can be viewed as a fraud with all billings suspect.On May 9, 2019, after a six-week federal jury trial, doctor Paul J. Mathieu and physical therapist Hatem Behiry were each convicted of one count each of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud; and conspiracy to make false statements relating to a health care program; as well as the substantive offenses of health care fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud.  This trial was held in the Southern District of New York.  Between 2007 and 2013, the government alleged that Dr. Mathieu fraudulently posed as the owner of three of six medical…

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