August 21, 2018
Physician Ewald J. Antoine, of Valley Stream, New York, was convicted today and sentenced to one year and one day in prison for his part in a $30 million health care scheme involving Medicare and Medicaid. Dr. Antoine is one of eight defendants sentenced in this case. Under the direction of Aleksandr Burman, co-conspirator and owner of six medical clinics in Brooklyn, Antoine feigned ownership of two of the six clinics and fraudulently billed Medicare and Medicaid for unprovided medical services and supplies. In addition to prison time, Dr. Antoine has been ordered to pay $1,825,544 in restitution. He has also been ordered to give up $269,412 in illegally-gained profits. DOJ See related sentencing of Dr. Paul Mathieu and Lina Zhitnik.