Wednesday, 07 October 2020 22:05

NJ Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Fraud

Written by Daniel Israel, Hudson Reporter
The total loss exceeded $3.5 million. The total loss exceeded $3.5 million.


Carpenito stated that based on a police report of the incident, the accident was minor. Individual-3 was rear-ended by another car when both were stopped at a red light.


According to the police report, Individual-3 refused medical treatment at the scene, stating that Individual-3 would seek separate medical attention. At the time of the accident, Individual-3 had an automobile insurance policy through Auto Insurer-1, which included PIP coverage.


Aguirre learned from Individual-1, the WNY auto body shop employee, that Individual-3 was willing to participate in the scheme in exchange for cash payment. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Aguirre directed Individual-3 on Oct. 12, 2018, to visit the proprietor of an MRI center in Rochelle Park, known as Individual-2.


Individual-3 agreed to the plan and visited the MRI center, where Individual-3 underwent a series of medically unnecessary X-rays. On Oct. 16, 2018, the MRI center billed Individual-3’s PIP insurance policy.


Carpenito credited special agents of the Department of Labor-Office of Inspector General (DOL-OIG) under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael C. Mikulka, and special agents of the FBI under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie in Newark with the investigation leading to the sentencing.


The government was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason S. Gould of the Health Care Fraud Unit at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Newark.


We thank the Hudson Reporter for reprint permission.

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