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NJ chiropractor sentenced in fraud scheme

Local News | Apr 02, 2013

NJ chiropractor sentenced in fraud scheme

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey chiropractor has been sentenced to six years in prison for his role in a scheme to recruit accident victims as patients and then falsely bill insurance companies.

Scott Greenberg of Franklin Township must also pay more than $650,000 in fines under the sentence imposed Monday.

State Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa says the 53-year-old Greenberg admitted obtaining more than $650,000 in fraudulent insurance reimbursements. He also illegally paid so-called “runners” a fee for every accident patient they recruited to his chiropractic centers in central and north Jersey.

Greenberg pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy, theft and criminal running activity. He also pleaded guilty to a drug charge for growing marijuana plants.

Greenberg was one of seven defendants charged in connection with the scheme.

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