Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Brooklyn dentist arrested for what is standard procedure in Texas–Patient Recruiting

Brooklyn dentist admits fraud in Medicaid probe
Posted: Aug 13, 2012 4:19 PM CDT Updated: Aug 13, 2012 4:19 PM CDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York authorities say a Brooklyn dentist has pleaded guilty to fraud, admitting he paid recruiters to solicit homeless Medicaid patients with cash.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli say dentist Lawrence J. Bruckner of Plainview has also admitted failing to pay taxes on payments he received from other dentists who worked at his clinics.

They say the 62-year-old Bruckner is expected to pay nearly $700,000 in restitution and face jail time.

Sentencing is set for November in Kings County Court, where his company, Premier Dental PC, entered guilty pleas to grand larceny and violating social services law.

Investigators say Bruckner submitted hundreds of false claims to the Medicaid program.

Read more: http://www.myfoxny.com/story/19266705/brooklyn-dentist-admits-fraud-in-medicaid-probe?clienttype=printable#ixzz23ZJ0WrEH


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