Federal charges have been dropped against a Westchester County neurologist who was among six charged in an alleged $57 million health care fraud scheme that spanned more than a decade.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office is no longer pursuing charges against Emad Soliman, a New Castle resident who practices in Yonkers who had been charged in an alleged 12-year-scheme to “defraud Medicaid, Medicare and other private health insurance companies out of more than $50 million.”
Prosecutors said evidence and information gathered since Soliman's indictment last year resulted in the charges against Soliman being dropped, but did not disclose further specifics.
Five other defendants are still facing charges.
According to officials, the men were a part of the alleged scheme that included making false representations to insurance providers, submitting false claims to those providers, paying “exorbitant kickbacks to local primary care medical offices in exchange for lucrative referrals from their office” and accessing, without authorization, electronic health records of patients at a particular Long Island hospital, among other infractions.
In the indictment, it is alleged that to further their scheme, and to hide from the insurance providers the size of the fraudulent claims, the doctors submitted claims to the providers falsely representing that certain medical tests had been ordered or performed.
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