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October 24, 2016

Posted  October 24, 2016

New Jersey announced that a doctor from Middlesex County pleaded guilty to engaging in sophisticated fraud and money laundering schemes by which he hid approximately $3.6 million in income from his medical practices to evade taxes. He also pleaded guilty to using money from the schemes to pay illegal kickbacks to doctors.

Dr. Manoj Patharkar, 45, of South Amboy, N.J., pleaded guilty before Superior Court Judge Michael A. Toto in Middlesex County to first-degree conspiracy, first-degree money laundering, seven counts of third-degree filing fraudulent tax returns, and three counts of third-degree failure to pay taxes. He also entered guilty pleas to all of those same counts on behalf of his corporation Pain Management Associates of Central Jersey (PMACJ). Those charges were contained in an Aug. 24, 2015 indictment. In addition, he pleaded guilty to an accusation charging him with second-degree conspiracy and second-degree commercial bribery in connection with the illegal kickback scheme. NJ

Tagged in: Financial and Investment Fraud, Provider Fraud, Tax Fraud,