Wednesday, 26 November 2014


The Staten Island cancer doctor who treated George has agreed to fork over $2.5 million to pay for bogus Medicare billings related to his oncology practice, prosecutors said Monday.
Gil Lederman — who became infamous for pushing late icon George Harrison to sign a guitar as he lay dying of cancer — must pay the penalty for miscoding claims between 1996 and 2003 to cash in on millions of dollars in reimbursements.
The former head of the Staten Island University Hospital Oncology Radiation Unit placed “self-interest” above serving his patients, US Attorney Loretta Lynch said after the deal.
Richard Reich, an attorney for a whistleblower in the case, said, “Dr. Lederman . . . obtained millions of dollars in payments to which he was not entitled at the expense of cancer patients, as well as the public.” Lederman denied any wrongdoing.

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