Doctor Admits Health Care Fraud Conspiracy

CAMDEN, N.J. – A doctor who owns a medical clinic in Newark today admitted defrauding New Jersey state and local health benefits programs and other insurers by submitting fraudulent claims for medically unnecessary prescriptions, Attorney for the United States Vikas Khanna announced.

Saurabh Patel, 51, of Woodbridge, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler to a superseding information charging him with one count of conspiring to commit health care fraud. Saurabh Patel was previously charged by indictment with conspiring in the health care fraud scheme with a family member, Kaival Patel, 52, of West New York, New Jersey. Kaival Patel was also charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering, substantive counts of money laundering, and making false statements to federal agents. The charges against Kaival Patel are merely accusations, and he is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. He is scheduled to proceed to trial later this year.

According to court documents and statements made in Court:

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