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Doctor in Pacific Hospital Case Ordered to Forfeit $1.6 Million

Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 1191 | 0 | 26 min read

A federal judge ordered a Southern California doctor to forfeit $1.6 million he received in kickbacks for operating on workers’ compensation patients at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. U.S. District Court Judge Josephine L. Staton on Friday ordered Dr. Mitchell Cohen to forfeit $1,645,225 in criminal proceeds from the spinal surgery kickback scheme. Cohen, an orthopedic surgeon in Fountain Valley, pleaded guilty in 2015 to one count of filing a false tax return. The plea agreement states that Cohen failed to report kickbacks he received between 2008 and 2013 for performing spine s...

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