Recently there have been news about Dr. Emad Soliman’s, a Yonkers neurologist and president and founder of Westchester Neurological Consultants, involvement in $57 million health care scam. He also practices at Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital. It was sad to witness the connection of a respectable doctor under the charges of making false insurance claims.
The accused in among six people who were running the scam. According to the officials, Dr. Emad Soliman MD is charged of submitting false insurance claims. He will be facing federal criminal charges as announced by the U.S. Attorney’s Office on Wednesday.
In 2005, a whistle-blower also charged him under the civil lawsuit that was unsealed on Wednesday. After this, Emad Soliman was arrested from his resident in Westchester County on Wednesday morning. The incident revealed the truth behind these white collars who seemed responsible citizen.
The incidents took place between 2003 and November 2015 at City Medical Associates (CMA). CMA’s employees are charged for submitting false and phony insurance claims to the insurance provider. They made false remarks about the medical tests. They claimed that the tests were performed by the doctors who were not an employee of CMA.
Soliman intentionally let these incidents took place and supported the employees to get away with this by using his name for insurance claims. The employees also used names of other two doctors who were not aware of these frauds. Emad Soliman was the one who gave CMA permission for using his name for accomplishing the fraud.
Emad Soliman was their ex-employee and used to work part-time. He left CMA in 2004 and started helping the employees at CMA to bill the fraud insurance claims from 2008 until 2015. In return, CMA was providing him free health insurance coverage for which only the employees on CMA’s payroll were eligible.
When Emad Soliman was questioned of his connection with these frauds On June 28, 2016, he lied to the FBI agent. He completely denied of his participation in any kind of dealing with CMA after 2004 when he left working at the hospital and tried to mislead the investigation.
Soliman is not the only one responsible, but Asim Hameedi who is the president and owner of CMA, as well as CMA employees Fawad Hameedi, Desiree Scott, Arif Hameedi and Michelle Landoy were also arrested from their places on Wednesday. They are the ones submitting these phony claims on his name.
Emad Soliman has been charged under health care fraud and wire fraud, wire fraud, health care fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud about identification information, making false statements relating to health care matters, and making false statements to a federal agent. The maximum sentence will be for 20 years if the accused are convicted.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office has charged the civil lawsuit against these scammers. One of the doctors who was made victim of these false claims has also charged them under civil lawsuit. His name was allegedly used unknowingly by CMA to carry these phony insurance claims.