Four New Jersey doctors and a chiropractor were indicted Wednesday for allegedly taking bribes and kickbacks to refer patients to various medical imaging centers, state authorities said. The husband and wife team who ran the centers pleaded guilty last month.
From 2006 to 2013, John Fritz, 47, of Jersey City, a family physician with a practice in the city, referred approximately 4,500 scans to Diagnostic Imaging Affiliates centers for approximately $500,000 in kickbacks, the state Attorney General’s Office said.
Authorities said Alexander Salerno, 47, of West Orange, an internist in East Orange, received $130,000 in kickbacks from 2009 to 2013. Davarajan Iyengar, 61, of Livingston, an oncology doctor in Bayonne, allegedly received $75,000 from 2007 to 2012.
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