27 individuals – including five 911 operators and a uniformed police officer employed by the New York City Police Department – were arrested in connection with a multimillion-dollar scheme to commit bribery and violate the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
As part of the scheme, the alleged ringleader, defendant ANTHONY ROSE and his co-conspirators bribed 911 operators, medical personnel, and police officers for the confidential information of tens of thousands of motor vehicle accident victims. Using this information, ROSE and his co-conspirators contacted victims, lied to them, and steered them to clinics and lawyers handpicked by ROSE and his associates. These clinics and lawyers then paid ROSE kickbacks for these referrals, which ROSE distributed to co-conspirators as payments and bribes.
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