A northern New Jersey medical doctor has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for taking $100,000 in bribe payments.
The U.S. attorney’s office says Franklin Dana Fortunato, of Montville, was sentenced Friday after previously pleading guilty in a scheme that resulted in $100 million in payments to Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services from Medicare and other insurance companies.
Officials say Fortunato took up to $5,000 a month for referring patient blood samples to the company. The bribes were disguised as sham leases and service agreements, and the company made nearly $430,000 from the referrals from 2006 to 2009.
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