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Doc Enters 6th Guilty Plea in Compounding Scam

Monday, September 25, 2017 | 318 | 0 | 0 min read

A New Jersey doctor pleaded guilty last week to conspiracy to commit health care fraud in a compounded-drug scheme that previously netted five other guilty pleas, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Dr. John Gaffney of Linwood, 55, must pay restitution of some $25 million under the terms of his plea deal, the office said. He faces a prison sentence of up to 10 years and a $250,000 fine when sentenced on Jan. 5. Gaffney and his fellow conspirators persuaded employees of state and local government to obtain expensive compounded medications, including vitamin combinations and pain, scar, antif...

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