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National Insurance Crime Bureau

Doctor Sentenced in Compounding Scheme

A southern California doctor was sentenced to 14 months in prison for accepting nearly $800,000 in bribes and kickbacks to prescribe compound drugs for injured workers, federal prosecutors announced.

Dr. Amir Friedman pleaded guilty in October 2019 to one count of conspiracy to commit honest services mail and wire fraud and to violate the U.S. Travel Act. He was sentenced Friday.

Prosecutors said the doctor conspired with New Age Pharmaceuticals and a marketer from August 2013 to May 2015.

Read the full article. Business Insurance, October 19, 2021.

NICB assisted the investigation.