Doctors, lawyers and NYPD officer swindled $100 million fraud: Feds

Two gangs who enlisted trusted professionals to steal $100 million from insurance companies were busted Wednesday in what the federal government is calling one of the biggest frauds in history.

More than a dozen suspects, including a New York City cop, have been arrested following an investigation by the Justice Department, NYPD and Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, officials said.

The two criminal enterprises allegedly bribed police dispatchers and healthcare workers for information about car crash victims, whom they connected with rogue doctors who performed unnecessary medical procedures, officials said. in a press release. The gangs then overcharged insurance companies to exploit auto insurance laws in New York and New Jersey that required them to pay the victim’s medical bills in certain situations.

The first criminal enterprise, led by Alexander “Little Alex” Gulkarov, has stolen more than $30 million since 2014 by paying more than a dozen medical organizations to use their legitimate licenses, federal authorities said.

NYPD officer Albert Aronov allegedly scoured the department’s computers for information on crash victims as a group of ‘runners’ bribed officials for classified information which was used to direct the patients to gang doctors.

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Both criminal enterprises bribed police dispatchers and health care workers to obtain information on car accident victims, as the gangs then overcharged insurance companies to exploit auto insurance laws.
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Doctors Rolando “Chuma” Chumaceiro and Marcelo Quiroga then “integrated medical practices into the program, prescribed unnecessary and excessive medical treatments, and overcharged insurance companies under no-fault laws,” investigators said.

New York attorney Robert Wisnicki was enlisted to launder money and hijack law enforcement, according to the federal government.

Gulkarov and his co-conspirators Roman Israilov, Peter Khaimov and Anthony DiPietro all face more than three decades behind bars if convicted. Wisnicki faces 25 years in prison while the doctors risk 10 years and Aronov five years, in connection with the plot.

A second team, led by Bradley Pierre, carried out a similar but more lucrative racket, fraudulently owning and operating five healthcare companies through kickbacks and kickbacks to the tune of $70 million. of profits over 13 years, according to prosecutors.

Dr. Marvin Moy, who allegedly performed “unnecessary and painful electrodiagnostic tests on patients”, and Dr. William Weiner, who falsified “clinical injury results in MRIs in order to increase patient orientation”, have authorities said.

The two gangs overcharged insurance companies to exploit auto insurance laws, netting fraudsters more than $100 million.
The two gangs overcharged insurance companies to exploit auto insurance laws, netting fraudsters more than $100 million.
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Arthur Borgoraz, a paralegal and director of a personal injury law firm, and racer Andrew Prime were charged with paying officials to collect information that perpetuated the scheme, the statement said.

Pierre faced 37 years behind bars if convicted of fraud and conspiracy, while doctors were considering a 30-year sentence, prosecutors said. Borgoraz and Prime each faced a 5-year sentence.

“No-fault accident plans, like the one alleged today, can cost insurance companies millions of dollars in payments to doctors and clinics that provide sham or unnecessary services to victims of unintended accidents,” a said FBI Deputy Director Michael Driscoll.

“That cost is almost always passed on to consumers of private insurance or subsidized programs set up to help those in need.”

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