A former doctor in Long Island was just indicted on 21 charges related to practicing medicine without a license and taking part in a major welfare and disability insurance fraud scheme. The doctor was first indicted in November of 2017 for performing illegal plastic surgeries on over 60 patients, despite the fact that the Office of Professional Medical Conduct suspended his license to practice in 2007. The initial suspension was formally charged with 29 instances of Professional Medical Misconduct, such as moral unfitness, incompetence, and gross negligence in performing plastic surgeries.
Fast forward to January of 2018, when Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed his second indictment of the doctor for illegally obtaining nearly $375,000 in disability and welfare benefits, as well as for continuing to practice illegally as a plastic surgeon.
When medical professionals practice illegally, especially after being punished by the Office of Professional Medical Conduct, they often face criminal charges. In this case, some of the charges include insurance fraud in the second degree, grand larceny in the second degree, welfare fraud in the third degree, misuse of food stamps, scheme to defraud in the first degree, among many others.
If you are a medical professional who has received a complaint letter from the OPMC, it is essential to retain the legal guidance of an experienced medical defense attorney as soon as possible.
If you require a medical law attorney for your legal matters, call Paul E. Walker, an experienced New York City OPMC & OPD Lawyer. Please contact the Walker Medical Law firm to set up a free initial consultation.